United States News
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.
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.
Mar 28, 2010
In Mexico last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lamented the "cycle of violence and crime that has impacted communities on both sides of the border" and pledged continued U.S. engagement. With Washington's support, the Mexican government has been pursuing an aggressive multiyear campaign to confront criminal groups tied to the drug trade. To understand those efforts' chances of success, let's look beyond common misperceptions about Mexico's plight.
Jul 01, 2009
The new U.S. administration probably did not expect to focus as much attention on Mexico early in the term, but it is hard to remember a period of such intense activity between the two countries.