Wilson Center News

Five Myths About the Gaza Crisis

Jul 11, 2014
Yes, Israelis and Palestinians have entered yet another violent round in their seemingly interminable conflict. How did they get into this mess? And, more important, how are they going to get out of it? As we watch the fighting escalate, here are five myths that need correcting.

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Elections and Peace in Colombia

Jun 18, 2014
"Understanding how the elections in Colombia became a referendum on the peace process—and on uribismo itself—requires looking less at the candidates themselves than at the alliance, and then bitter parting, of Santos and Uribe," writes Cynthia Arnson in the forthcoming Americas Quarterly, Summer 2014, Volume 8/No. 3.

Who Lost Iraq?

Jun 18, 2014
"We didn't sign up for nation-building, kept denying that's what we wanted to do, and in the end stopped trying," writes Aaron David Miller.

A Third Iraq War?

Jun 18, 2014
"Given its deepening sectarian and ethnic divisions—and the absence of a cohesive or effective military—the modern Iraqi state may not hold," writes Robin Wright.
Webcast

The Future of NATO: Ukraine and Beyond

Jun 18, 2014
Some have described Russia’s aggression in Ukraine as a “wake up call” for NATO. In this Context interview, former Prime Minister of Poland and a former Russian Foreign Minister offer their perspectives on the past, present, and future of European security and the NATO alliance.

NPIHP Hosts Fourth Annual Boot Camp

Jun 18, 2014
Sixteen students from twelve countries converged in Allumiere, Italy for NPIHP's annual 10-day Nuclear History Boot Camp. This year's boot camp faculty featured nineteen leading experts on the nuclear age.

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.

Dialogue

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.