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Manufacturing Key to America's Future

Aug 29, 2011
The key to stimulating economic growth and job creation is to encourage and support manufacturing in the U.S., writes Wilson Center economics expert Kent Hughes in The Philadelphia Inquirer

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.

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.

Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges

Jul 13, 2011
"Africa: 53 Countries, One Union - The New Challenges" is a follow up to last year's Conference in Bologna. This Conference aims to bolster African initiatives toward unity, integration, and prosperity.

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.

New Document Reader - The Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War: 1977-1987

Jan 26, 2011
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce its first document reader, produced in collaboration with the Cold War International History Project and entitled The Euromissiles Crisis and the End of the Cold War: 1977-1987.

Op-ed: How 2011 could be better for Mexico

Jan 19, 2011
No doubt about it, 2010 was not a good year for Mexico. After setting new records for cartel-related violence, it’s hard to imagine 2011 could be much worse. While reversing this trend will be extremely difficult, here are three things the Mexican and U.S. governments can do to help make this a better year for Mexico and, by extension, the United States.

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.

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