Security and Defense News

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.

Inside the World of Cyber Warfare—Exclusive Interview

Oct 20, 2011
Misha Glenny on the "cold war of the web" and what we can do to protect ourselves collectively and individually. From criminals engaged in electronic thievery to nation states involved in online espionage, the reasons for more focus on cyber security are on the rise.

Spring NKIDP Internship Opportunities

Oct 20, 2011
The North Korea International Documentation Project is currently accepting internship applications for Spring 2012.

Armed Drones Revolutionized Airpower

Oct 13, 2011
The success of the armed Predator has sparked a revolution in unmanned aircraft, making it “arguably the most important new military technology since the nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile,” according to a paper by Wilson Center Senior Scholar Richard Whittle.

Pakistan and 9/11

Sep 14, 2011
On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks, program director Robert M. Hathaway, program associate Michael Kugelman, and former Pakistan Scholar Riaz Mohammad Khan published separate op-eds in the Pakistani media.
Robert Hathaway

Who's Winning the War of Ideas in the Post-9/11 World?

Sep 09, 2011
Who is "winning hearts and minds" after 9/11, and what will the future bring for U.S.-Pakistan relations? Asia Program Director Robert Hathaway answers these questions and more as we observe the 10th anniversary of the attack on America.

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