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Mexico Institute in the News: For Mexican police, splashy arrests trump criminal convictions

Apr 04, 2012
Mexican law-enforcement officials routinely parade detainees in public ‘perp walks’ and news conferences in the hope of regaining the trust of a citizenry besieged by organized crime.

East European Studies Junior Scholars' Training Seminar

Apr 04, 2012
The European Studies program is now accepting applications for its Junior Scholars' Training Seminar - a scholarship opportunity for graduate students (MA and above) working towards a degree in the social sciences and humanities with a regional focus on Central and Eastern Europe, including the Baltic states. The application deadline has been extended until May 18, 2012.

Mexico Institute in the News: Despite Bad Press and Travel Warnings, Mexico Tourism Holds its Own

Mar 09, 2012
While there are security concerns in parts of Mexico, tourists continue to travel to other regions of Mexico for vacation.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Election May Change How War on Drugs is Fought

Mar 09, 2012
Whoever is elected President of Mexico is likely to continue the war on drugs with a strategy that may shift to using more civilian police or a focus on preventing youth from joining cartels.

Mexico Institute in the News: Mexican Meth Appears to Replace Domestic Production

Feb 22, 2012
Mexican cartels are increasingly making and trafficking more meth, which could cause more violence to accompany added competition among the cartels.

Director J. Stapleton Roy Discusses Religion in China on America Abroad Media

Nov 08, 2011
In China, more people than ever are openly worshiping their faith. This phenomenon is seen in virtually any society where religion has been suppressed and then is permitted to flourish.

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.

Kristen Ghodsee Wins Two Book Prizes for Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe

Sep 19, 2011
Kristen Ghodsee has won two prizes for Muslim Lives in Eastern Europe: Gender, Ethnicity and the Transformation of Islam in Postsocialist Bulgaria, a book she worked on as a fellow at The Wilson Center from 2005 to 2006.

Confused Superpower

Sep 12, 2011
In the context of 9/11, a former Australian Scholar at the Asia Program considers the mix of admiration and antagonism which the U.S. has long been viewed abroad.

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