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It's the Middle Class Not the Middle East

Feb 13, 2013
President Obama's first term contained no spectacular successes (save killing Osama bin Laden), but no spectacular failures either. And more than likely, that's what the president will settle for in a second, even as the Arab world burns and rogues like Iran and North Korea brandish new weapons writes Aaron David Miller.

Think Tank Urges “More Ambitious” U.S.-Mexican Agenda - Mexico Institute in the News

Feb 08, 2013
“There is an enormous amount of optimism right now in the bilateral relationship, and the reason of that is because there’s an idea that this is a new beginning,” said Duncan Wood, co-author of the Wilson Center report, entitled “New Ideas for a New Era”.

Economic improvements possible with immigration reform - Mexico Institute in the News (In Spanish)

Feb 08, 2013
Andrew Selee of the Wilson Center noted that we might see a return of circular migration, which would benefit Mexican communities. "Now people who go to the US without documents know that returning to Mexico ends their options so they stay in the US. With visa options, they may choose to come and go again."

Former Quebec Scholar Vincent-Joël Proulx releases Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention

Feb 06, 2013
Vincent-Joël Proulx, the 2009 Wilson Center Canada Institute Quebec Scholar, recently released his book, Transnational Terrorism and State Accountability: A New Theory of Prevention. In it, he details the shortcomings of the extant scheme of state responsibility regarding terrorist activities, and identifies a paradigm shift towards more indirect modes of accountability. Ultimately, the legal and policy sensibilities that he emphasizes converge into a new theory of prevention in counterterrorism contexts.

Education on the U.S.-Mexico Agenda? - Mexico Institute in the News (In Spanish)

Feb 04, 2013
A higher education initiative between the U.S.- Mexico governments can improve the relationship between the two countries. By creating a bilateral program that can facilitate the exchange of top students and professors from both countries, Mexican students could benefit from prestigious math and science programs in the United States, while American students could benefit from recognized language and cultural programs in Mexico. In the long run, this initiative could create a generation of more competitive professionals in both countries.

Mexican TV Billionaire Salinas Pliego Wants Pemex To Be Privatized - Mexico Institute in the News

Feb 04, 2013
In a recent paper published by the Washington-based think tank, Wood said that it is “widely expected” that the Peña Nieto government will present an energy reform initiative to the Mexican Congress early in 2013. “While it is still unknown how ambitious that reform proposal will be, it is thought that the government will present an initiative that will aim at opening the sector to greater levels of private participation in refining, petrochemicals and even in exploration and production.”

Immigration: Mexico Stays Out of Debate - Mexico Institute in the News

Feb 04, 2013
“Mexico is trying to be careful in terms of how it gets involved in the immigration debate,” said Christopher Wilson of the Mexico Institute of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars in Washington. “It will talk about border security, trans-migration, issues like that, but Mexico will weigh its involvement in immigration very carefully.”

IMF Calls for Energy Debate - Mexico Institute in the News

Jan 31, 2013
Duncan Wood's remarks on the future of U.S.-Mexico relations were quoted in The News. “Looking forward to the next six years of the relationship between (the U.S. and Mexican) governments, there is the potential for an extremely fruitful relationship on energy issues.”

Carrollton businessman wants to make Mexico the next destination for medical tourism - Mexico Institute in the News

Jan 31, 2013
Christopher Wilson spoke to The Dallas Morning News about Mexico's potential to become a more medical tourism destination for Americans. He said, “Mexico needs to get more hospitals certified by the Joint Commission, address violence and the perception of it, and needs to significantly increase advertising in the United States.”
Newly Elected Women in Congress (Photo:Mark Wilson,Getty Images)

Director of GWLI, Rangita de Silva de Alwis featured in USA Today Column on Women in Congress

Jan 29, 2013
Rangita de Silva de Alwis, Director of the Global Women’s Leadership Initiative at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, was recently featured in an opinion column in USA Today written by Al Neuharth.

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