United States News

Border deal could save businesses $30B a year, says Minister Fast

Oct 26, 2011
Clearing up restrictions that clog the Canada-U.S. border could save businesses in both countries as much as $30 billion a year, according to Canada's minister of international trade, Ed Fast.

Disgruntled Washington awaits President Lee

Oct 12, 2011
When President Lee Myung-bak visits Washington this week, he will find his American hosts in something of a funk. The U.S. capital is a sour, cranky place these days, accurately reflecting the mood of the vast majority of Americans.

The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 is reviewed in Frontline

Sep 26, 2011
The Cold War in East Asia: 1945-1991 by Tsuyoshi Hasegawa is reviewed in Frontline by A.G. Noorani.

Voices of Freedom - Western Interference? 60 Years of Radio Free Europe in Munich and Prague

Sep 23, 2011
Radio Free Europe began regular broadcasts from Munich sixty years ago with a news program by its Czechoslovak department. To mark this anniversary, the Collegium Carolinum, together with the Czech Centre, and the Institute for the Study of Totalitarian Regimes held the conference "Voices of Freedom – Western Interference? 60 Years of Radio Free Europe in Munich and Prague."

Confused Superpower

Sep 12, 2011
In the context of 9/11, a former Australian Scholar at the Asia Program considers the mix of admiration and antagonism which the U.S. has long been viewed abroad.

Brendon O'Connor Mines the History of Anti-Americanism After 9/11

Sep 12, 2011
Former Wilson Center Australian Scholar Brendon O'Connor published an essay on the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in The Australian, reflecting upon the idea of anti-Americanism, the history of how the world views superpowers, and his own time as a scholar in the United States.
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.

Scholar Looks at the Role of New Entrepreneurs

Sep 07, 2011
Public Policy Scholar Amy Wilkinson has interviewed some 250 entrepreneurial leaders in the public and private sectors for her forthcoming book on the nexus between globalization and entrepreneurship. She said highly effective leaders "utilize technology to have virtual, as well as physical, presence; and they hone an ability to communicate globally.”
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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.

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