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Obama's West Point Speech Is Our Problem, Not His

May 29, 2014
"As presidential speeches go...it lays out a pretty faithful and accurate vision of how the president sees the world. And let's be clear: It's a world with narrowed options for American power," writes Aaron David Miller on President Obama's speech this week at West Point.

The Psychological Contradictions in the Modern Russian-Ukrainian Conflict: How Can Contemporary Psychology Help?

May 21, 2014
There is a special role of psychological knowledge and practice in dealing with modern Russian-Ukrainian relations and conflicts. Understanding such conflicts requires that psychologists find their own perspective in addition to contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions in related fields such as sociology, linguistics etc. What is the specific position of the professional psychologist in the study of these questions?

“Putin’s Doctrine” as a Threat to the International System

May 20, 2014
Putin’s new doctrine is so far just a sketch rather than a finished product ready for immediate implementation. At a certain stage, it may be quietly disavowed; however, a return to a relatively calm period of post-bipolar international relations is unlikely to happen. The world should prepare to live under stricter rules that have yet to make themselves known.

2014 Ahtisaari Symposium Keynote: The Crisis of Euro-Atlantic Security

May 13, 2014
On May 5, 2014, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger – Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and Distinguished Scholar with the Global Europe Program at the Wilson Center – delivered the keynote address on “The Crisis of Euro-Atlantic Security” at the 2014 Ahtisaari Symposium.
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How Has Global Leadership Changed?

Apr 29, 2014
In this Context interview, Joe Clark, former Canadian Prime Minister, discussed the current state of global leadership and what he would have done differently based on what he’s learned since leaving office.

On Keystone, Harper has no one to blame but himself

Apr 28, 2014
"What Canada does next to show the world we’re serious about climate change will have a great impact on our capacity to export natural resources, and on our future economic success. President Obama didn’t owe us a free pass. He was right not to give us one," writes Public Policy Scholar Robert Asselin.
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Who Can World Leaders Turn to For Advice?

Apr 28, 2014
In this Context interview, Joe Clark, former Canadian Prime Minister, spoke about the Global Leadership Foundation and its attempt to provide high-level service of former world leaders to nations in need.

How Does the Media – and Public – Learn Environmental Science? Help Us Find Out

Apr 16, 2014
If people do not know scientists or understand how they work, it follows that they are unlikely to make informed choices on public policy issues or support basic scientific research to address vital issues like climate change and conservation, writes Wilson Center Scholar Louise Lief.

CEF is Promotion Partner for China-US Energy Efficiency Webinar Series

Apr 06, 2014
This webinar series is designed to provide a step-by-step introduction to China’s energy efficiency (EE) market segments and appropriate business development strategies for American firms. For more information and registration: http://chinauseealliance.org/webinar2014/
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When Thinking About Border Security, Should the U.S. Look North?

Apr 03, 2014
In this Context interview, an expert panel discussed the complexities in solving the problem of cross-border smuggling and increasing evidence linking the illicit tobacco network to terrorist funding, organized crime networks, and illegal movements of narcotics, weapons, and people.

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