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Israel and Strategic Challenges in the Middle East

Mar 26, 2014
The Middle East continues to be a region in turmoil. From civil war in Syria to ongoing attempts to resolve disagreements over Iran’s nuclear program, there is no shortage of strategic challenges. Yuval Steinitz, Israel’s Minister of Intelligence, Strategic Affairs, and International Relations, discusses these and other issues with the Wilson Center’s Director, President, and CEO, Jane Harman, during this episode of REWIND.

When the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban Unite

Mar 26, 2014
"Come next year, the Afghan and Pakistani Taliban could formally join forces-a jihadist juggernaut with alarming implications for regional stability," writes Michael Kugelman.

Why Obama Won’t Give (or Get) Much in Saudi Arabia

Mar 25, 2014
"Key linkages—billions in recent U.S. weapons sales, counter-terrorism cooperation, and all that oil—will keep Riyadh and Washington together for some time to come, whether each side, deep down, really likes it or not," writes Aaron David Miller.

The Serious Costs of Weak CIA Oversight

Mar 21, 2014
Using executive power that is unfettered by congressional and court review has serious costs, writes Jane Harman.

Putin’s Imperial Hangover

Mar 19, 2014
"Ironically, by violating Ukraine’s sovereignty and threatening its borders, Putin has now done more to promote Ukrainian identity than any current national politician could have ever imagined," writes Will Pomeranz.
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Asia Program Hosts Conference on Japan's Vision for East Asia

Mar 14, 2014
On March 5th and 6th, the Asia Program hosted a conference titled Japan's Vision for East Asia: Diplomacy Amid Geopolitical Challenges to discuss Japan's longer-term vision for the region and how it sees its role in Asia.

NPIHP Announces Spring 2014 Nuclear History Boot Camp Participants

Mar 14, 2014
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce the participants of the 2014 Nuclear Boot Camp in Allumiere, Italy, 13 May - 23 May 2014.

Latin American Program in the News: "Interview with Donny Meertens on Women's Land Rights & Youth Views on Transitional Justice in Colombia"

Mar 12, 2014
This post features an interview about women's land rights, anthropologists and the rule of law sector, and transitional justice with Latin American Program Fellow Donny Meertens.
Water Storage Tank. A team of IAEA experts check out water storage tanks TEPCO's Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Station on 27 Nov 2103. Greg Webb/IAEA
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Japan’s Nuclear Nightmare: Third Anniversary of the Fukushima Disaster

Mar 10, 2014
Three years ago, an earthquake unleashed a powerful tsunami that slammed into the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear power plant, causing a meltdown of three of the plants six nuclear reactors. On the eve of the anniversary of the disaster, we spoke with Japan’s Vice Minister for the Environment, Hideki Makihara.

Virtual Packs of Lone Wolves

Feb 28, 2014
Lone wolf terrorism is on the rise and online tools are making it easier. Fellow Gabriel Weimann, who has conducted a 15-year study on the impact of the Internet on terrorism, discusses the trend, its causes, and ways to track the lone wolf before an attack.

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