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Can America Have (and Does It Want) Another Great President?

Oct 01, 2014
Universal agreement on those American Presidents that have achieved “greatness” yields a short list. Most will agree on Washington, Lincoln, and FDR… but then the debate begins in earnest. In his new book, “The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President,” Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller provides a challenging analysis of the nature of presidential leadership and what is required for a chief executive to attain that status. Miller previews the book in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Obama to Make Case for Military Action Against ISIS

Sep 09, 2014
"The reality is this: the fight against ISIS is going to be ongoing when Barak Obama leaves the White House. There is no Hollywood ending to this thing. It's not going to be quick, easy or cheap," says Aaron David Miller in this interview.

Remembering Michael Adler

Sep 09, 2014
Jane Harman, Wilson Center Director, President and CEO, issued the following statement on the death of Michael Adler, a veteran journalist who has been a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center for the last seven years. Michael Adler, a veteran AFP correspondent who became an expert on diplomatic efforts to resolve the international standoff over Iran’s nuclear program, died Monday night of cardiac arrest, age 66.

Time to Turn Crisis Into an Opportunity

Sep 09, 2014
"President Obama has an opportunity to unite Congress and the American people behind a cause on which they seem (for a change) to agree," writes Jane Harman.

Las advertencias para Colombia del informe de la Comisión Global de Política de Drogas

Sep 08, 2014
In an editorial piece for El Espectador, Latin America Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón outlines important recommendations from a recently release report by the Global Commission on Drug Policy and implications for policy change in Colombia.

Nuclear Free South Africa

Sep 08, 2014
NPIHP partner Anna-Mart van Wyk is featured in this new short film on South Africa's voluntary denuclearization.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

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The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.