United States News
Apr 09, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's agenda on her visit to Washington, D.C.
Apr 08, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's upcoming visit. (Article is in Portuguese)
Apr 06, 2012
Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, discusses President Dilma Rousseff's visit to Washington, D.C.
Apr 05, 2012
Two years after Deepwater Horizon, memories linger of the massive Gulf oil disaster. In this interview, experts contrast Canada’s unique drilling regulations, which split responsibilities between Ottawa and the provinces, with a US regulatory framework overseen exclusively at the federal level.
Mar 29, 2012
Rick Santorum proposes negotiating several free trade agreements in the first year of Presidency, even though he was against the NAFTA back in 1993.
Mexico Institute in the News: The North American Security Perimeter: The North American Leaders Summit and Reviving Trilateral Integration
Mar 27, 2012
What the upcoming North American Leaders Summit will mean for the United States' relationship with Canada and Mexico.
Mar 27, 2012
Amid unprecedented security concerns, bright legal lines are needed for aggressive intelligence-gathering and to guard privacy rights, Wilson Center President Jane Harman writes in Foreign Policy.
Mar 14, 2012
Former House Rules Committee staffer and Wilson Center expert Don Wolfensberger lays out a step-by-step plan to restore Congress’ “culture of lawmaking.” Committees—not party leaders—should control legislative work, he says, and campaign finance reforms are needed to shift attention from 24-7 fundraising.
Mar 06, 2012
NPIHP Senior Advisor Martin J. Sherwin reviews Philip Taubman's "The Partnership: Five Cold Warriors and Their Quest to Ban the Bomb" in the Washington Post.
Mar 06, 2012
The US strategic plan is to continue providing global security with emphasis on “rebalance toward the Asia-Pacific region.” Such a pivot is not new, but has been in play since the end of the Cold War, argues Robert M. Hathaway, director of the Asia Program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The strategy requires a long-term partnership with India, as an economic and security anchor in the region. Priorities for both countries vary, particularly in regard to China, leading to divisions within each country as well. Many in India do not want their nation to take part in any Sino-American cold war or conflict and accuse the US of ignoring shenanigans from Pakistan. Indians are also wary about US plans to withdraw troops from Afghanistan and the likely resulting chaos. Both countries have conservatives who oppose reliance on partnerships and agreements that could constrain their military. Ultimately, Hathaway concludes, strength of nations as global actors depends on ensuring economic security and meeting domestic challenges. – YaleGlobal