Security and Defense News

Fighting Terrorism Softly

Jul 10, 2012
“Unfortunately, one of the greatest security threats to this country continues to be the hijacking not only of our airplanes, but also of our national narrative....and while the "hard power" represented by drone strikes and aircraft carriers is essential to our security, living and portraying our values is as - if not more - important in the long run," writes Wilson Center President, Director, and CEO Jane Harman in CNN's Security Clearance.

Iran Nuclear Talks Stagger On With Little Progress

Jul 09, 2012
Talks with Iran on its nuclear work have continued but little progress has been made. Iran nuclear expert Michael Alder reports that a "large gap" remains between the positions of Iran and the six nations negotiating with it – the United States, Russia, China, Britain, Germany and France.

Russia Worries About Future of Iranian Nuke Talks

Jun 27, 2012
In this exclusive interview by Iran nuclear expert Michael Adler, Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergey Ryabkov revealed how things went in the room with the Iranians and what Russia now hopes for going forward.

Mexico Institute: May Highlights

Jun 25, 2012
Each month, the Mexico Institute will review and highlight the month’s activities and feature them here. Visitors will be able to watch the recap from our most recent events, browse our new publications, and read articles that feature key media appearances of the Mexico Institute staff.

Latin American Program in the News: Ahmadinejad Meets With Chavez as Nuclear Talks in Moscow Falter

Jun 25, 2012
As the international community pressured Iran to cooperate in regard to its nuclear program, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad went to Venezuela to meet with Hugo Chavez.

Egyptian Democracy in Peril

Jun 21, 2012
The deep divide between the military and the Muslim Brotherhood was confirmed at the ballot box. Regional expert David Ottaway analyzes the power struggle in a Post-Mubarak Egypt, and what to expect in the coming months.

Moscow Talks Grind To Halt; Some Progress Claimed

Jun 20, 2012
"The goal of winning "concrete steps" from Iran is still far away. This gives fuel to those who argue that time is running out because Iran continues to expand its enrichment and other nuclear work. And it puts a question mark over what the results in Moscow mean going forward," writes Iran nuclear expert Michael Adler.

Are Moscow Talks Iran's Last Chance?

Jun 18, 2012
Iran meets with the US and five other nations in Moscow this week over its nuclear program. It is their third session in three months in the latest round of an almost decade-old attempt to answer fears that Iran seeks the bomb. Yet the two sides still have irreconcilable positions, and it is hard to see an ice-breaker towards a deal, writes Iran nuclear expert Michael Adler.

Managing Threats in a Post-Osama bin Laden World

Jun 14, 2012
In this discussion moderated by Jane Harman, Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Bruce Hoffman and national security correspondent for The New York Times Mark Mazzetti discussed the state of Al-Qaeda one year after the death of Osama bin Laden, current security threats to the strategic interests of the US, as well as counterterrorism strategies around the world.

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