United States News

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.

Wilson Center Convenes Broad Bipartisan Coalition Crafting New Global Engagement Organization

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.

Op-ed: Five myths about Mexico's drug war

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.

Op-ed: Security. U.S.-Mexico Cooperation: A New Opportunity?

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.

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