Security and Defense News

Laura Dawson comments on new U.S.-Canada border agreement

Dec 07, 2011
Canada Institute public policy scholar Laura Dawson speaks to news media about the new Beyond the Border action plan and what it means for the U.S.-Canada relationship in light of the Keystone XL pipeline delay.

Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role

Nov 30, 2011
In "War and Conflict in Africa," Paul Williams evaluates which factors explain the frequency of conflict in Africa during the post-Cold War era and how the international community has tried to build peace and prevent future conflict.

Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo publish articles on inter-Korean relations in the 1970s based on NKIDP documents

Nov 08, 2011
Donga Ilbo and Joongang Ilbo published articles on the inter-Korean economic competition in the 1970s based on newly published NKIDP documents. Based on conversations former North Korean leader Kim Il Sung had with his Romanian and Bulgarian counterparts, the articles reveal Kim's mistaken belief that DPRK's economy would never be overtaken by that of the ROK.
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Iran's Nuclear Program: Reaction to the IAEA Report

Nov 08, 2011
Is Iran destined to become a nuclear power? Aaron David Miller and Michael Adler weigh the options, including whether military action might succeed where sanctions and diplomacy so far failed.

NPIHP Partner Hosts Talk: "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program"

Nov 03, 2011
NPIHP’s partners at the Institute for Defence Studies and Analyses and the Indian Pugwash Society will host a lecture on "The Evolution of India’s Nuclear Program: Reminisces of the Early Years" with prominent physicist and nuclear policy advisor Prof. M.G.K. Menon, former chairman of the Indian Space Research Organization, and former director of the Tata Institute of Fundamental Research.

HAPP Director Christian Ostermann is featured in the Kyunghyang Shinmun

Oct 28, 2011
On October 24, 2011, Kyunghyang Shinmun, a South Korean newspaper, featured a report on the publication of The Rise and Fall of Détente on the Korean Peninsula, 1970-1974, the newest addition to the History and Public Policy Critical Oral History Conference Series.

Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Hope M. Harrison was featured in The Washington Post

Oct 28, 2011
Harrison discussed the 50th anniversary of the American/Soviet showdown at Checkpoint Charlie—an incident that some feared would trigger nuclear war.

Edging toward an Endgame in Afghanistan?

Oct 27, 2011
On this month’s ten-year anniversary of U.S. military engagement in Afghanistan, Michael Kugelman of the Asia Program offers an analysis of the conflicting forces that are challenging the regional peace process and discusses changes in U.S. policy approaches toward Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Border deal could save businesses $30B a year, says Minister Fast

Oct 26, 2011
Clearing up restrictions that clog the Canada-U.S. border could save businesses in both countries as much as $30 billion a year, according to Canada's minister of international trade, Ed Fast.

Kissinger Institute hosts Senior Dialogue with Dr. Henry A. Kissinger and Chairman Zheng Bijian

Oct 21, 2011
The dialogue, which took place October 19, 2011, assessed the current state of U.S.-China relations and was held at the Metropolitan Club of the City of Washington, D.C.

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