Security and Defense News

Latin American Program in the News: Global Insider: Guatemala Security Reform Shows Mixed Results Under Pérez Molina

Mar 15, 2013
In an email interview, Christine Zaino, program associate, and Cynthia Arnson, director, discussed Guatemala’s role in the drug trade and recent security reforms

Drug War Invades Resort Towns as Some Struggle, Others Survive - Mexico Institute in the News

Mar 13, 2013
“This type of crime, especially the sensational type, always has a negative effect on tourism,” said Christopher Wilson, a Mexico expert at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington, D.C.

Rand Paul is Right

Mar 13, 2013
Many disagree with Sen. Rand Paul on many issues, but he is spot-on about the need for a crystal clear framework regarding the domestic and international use of drones, writes Jane Harman.

NPIHP Announces 2013 SHAFR Summer Institute Participants

Mar 13, 2013
NPIHP is pleased to announce the participants for the 2013 SHAFR Summer Institute on the International History of Nuclear Weapons

NPIHP Launches Issue Brief Series

Mar 11, 2013
NPIHP Issue Briefs offer useful insights and perspectives on contemporary nuclear policy issues from international nuclear historians.

Challenges to Women’s Security in the Middle East

Mar 07, 2013
Many women in the Middle East and North Africa are experiencing physical violence and are being pushed out of public life, according to a new report by the Woodrow Wilson Center for International Scholars.

Latin American Program in the News: Was Mexican Billionaire Drug Kingpin El Chapo Killed?

Mar 04, 2013
Associate Director Eric Olson remarked on speculations that Mexican billionaire Drug Kingpin El Chapo Guzmán could have been killed in Guatemala.

Latin American Program in the News: Political Transition in Venezuela: Future Scenarios and the Implications for U.S. Policy

Mar 04, 2013
On February 25, 2013 the Latin American Program of the Woodrow Wilson Center held a seminar on the current political situation in Venezuela.

Police Reform in Mexico: Can Trust and Security be Achieved?

Feb 21, 2013
Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto has announced widespread changes to Mexico’s federal security forces. As these changes begin to take shape, we spoke with two of Mexico’s leading experts on police reform to discuss the current state of reform efforts and the issues that the Peña Nieto government must address.

Harman: Drone Courts Can Work

Feb 20, 2013
In this opinion piece, Wilson Center President Jane Harman argues that a FISA-like process for governing so-called "remote-control warfare" --the use of drone strikes and offensive cyberattacks--would protect individual liberties enshrined in the Constitution while confronting a supercharged threat environment.

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