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Déjà vu: Return of the Cold War?

Jul 02, 2014
Global reaction to Russia's aggressive moves into Ukraine has created a sense of Déjà vu. If you listen to the rhetoric and ignore the calendar, you might think that you've traveled through time to the days of the Cold War. A recent edition of The National Conversation series posed the question, "If it's not a Cold War, what is it?" That's the focus of this edition of REWIND.
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Imagining 2024: The Most Dangerous Place in the World

Jul 01, 2014
In this session at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Jane Harman discusses what the most dangerous place in the world will be in 2024 with panelists Strobe Talbott, Jeffrey Goldberg, Michael Oren, and James Steinberg.

Iraq Needs to Stop Trying to Make 'Inclusive' Happen

Jul 01, 2014
“Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will,” writes Marina Ottaway.
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Does NSA Make Us Safer?

Jul 01, 2014
Does the NSA make us safer? Were Snowden's leaks good for the U.S.? Jane Harman discusses these questions with former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander and the ACLU’s Anthony Romero during MSNBC's first "Great Debate" from the Aspen Ideas Festival.

Latin American Program in the News: Mexico develops southern border strategy

Jul 01, 2014
Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses Mexico's approach to security along their southern border.

Brzezinski, Ischinger, and Pifer Discuss Mutual Security

Jun 30, 2014
The transcript of the Global Europe Program’s June 16, 2014, event “Mutual Security on Hold? Russia, the West, and European Security Architecture,” is now available. The discussion focused on the challenges facing mutual security, particularly the transatlantic relationship, in the wake of the crisis with Ukraine and Russia. This event also marked the 50th anniversary of the Munich Security Conference, which is chaired by Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger.

Distinguished Scholar Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger Interviewed about Ukraine

Jun 26, 2014
Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Wolfgang Ischinger – Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and former German Ambassador to the United States – appeared on the Charlie Rose Show on June 25 to discuss the ongoing tensions in Ukraine.
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Can the U.S. Rally Middle Eastern Countries to Halt Iraq Violence?

Jun 23, 2014
Wilson Center Scholar Robin Wright, David Ignatius, Tavis Smiley and CBS News Political Director John Dickerson discuss Secretary of State John Kerry's trip to push the Middle East to address the instability in Iraq.

Don't Let ISIS Distract from al Qaeda Threat

Jun 23, 2014
"Even as we work to stabilize the region, we absolutely must keep in mind the end game. For al Qaeda and the rest of the transnational jihadist movement, the brass ring remains a major attack on Western soil," writes Jane Harman.
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Who Owns the Arctic? Part I

Jun 19, 2014
Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states seek an active role in the region.

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