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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.

The Mideast Blame Game

Aug 22, 2011
As Palestine prepares to make its case for statehood before the United Nations next month, world powers are maneuvering to ensure they're not to blame for the outcome—and this has only exacerbated the Israel-Palestine standstill, writes Aaron David Miller in The Washington Post.

Syrian President Defies Global Pressure to Resign

Aug 19, 2011
Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman appears on MSNBC's "Andrea Mitchell Reports" to discuss the security threats posed by Syria and the importance of a united global front when pressuring President Assad to resign.
Jane Harman

Escape From the Asylum

Aug 08, 2011
Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman argues that we need more bipartisanship to solve the country's current problems in this week's Newsweek.

New Game Lets American Public Be Budget Heroes

Jul 19, 2011
Lawmakers from both parties have said the country needs a national conversation about the national debt. At an event on Capitol Hill on July 13, they embraced the popular game Budget Hero as a way to jump start that discussion.

Greenberg on Spin: A Historical Look at Presidential Persuasion

Apr 05, 2011
Wilson Center Fellow David Greenberg looks at how U.S. presidents have used "spin" in different ways over the last century to sway public opinion and advance their agendas.

Fellow Reports on the Health of Political Leaders

Dec 28, 2010
Wilson Center Fellow Lawrence Altman, a physician turned journalist who has a long-running column in The New York Times, has written about the health of political leaders for decades. Numerous examples illustrate the dilemma between the candidate's right to privacy and the public's right to know.

Wilson Center Convenes Broad Bipartisan Coalition Crafting New Global Engagement Organization

Dec 09, 2010
On Monday, December 13, the Wilson Center will convene a large, bipartisan coalition that is drafting a business plan for a new independent organization for public diplomacy and strategic communications. The effort is part of the Center's Strengthening America's Global Engagement (SAGE), Initiative launched in September to act on the recommendation of more than a dozen major studies conducted since 9/11 to form such an organization. The business plan will determine in detail the mission, structure, programs, target markets, and budget of the organization.

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