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Bloodshed and Resilience in Mexico

Oct 30, 2014
In Mexico, what was once a national security threat has become a local public security problem, but there is not much of an infrastructure in many parts of the country to deal with it, writes Andrew Selee.

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What’s Behind the Hostility Toward Women in Iran

Oct 27, 2014
"Parliamentarians’ renewed obsession with women’s dress and male-female workplace mixing represents a throwback to the early days of the Islamic revolution, when women who did not observe the Islamic dress code were subject to 70 lashes and when men and women were segregated in university classrooms, buses and elsewhere," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

Brazilian Nuclear History Fellowship: Call for Applications

Oct 27, 2014
The Nuclear Proliferation International History Project is pleased to announce a 3-month research fellowship for a scholar studying Brazil’s nuclear history, in particular as it relates to US-Brazil relations, Brazil’s nuclear relations with Argentina and with other countries, and Brazil’s evolving role in the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT) regime.

Survey: Virtually No Support for ISIS in Gulf States

Oct 27, 2014
The majority of Saudis, Kuwaitis, and Emiratis reject ISIS and support a peaceful resolution of the Israel-Palestine conflict, according to a September 2014 poll by the Washington Institute.

Why Sending Weapons to Ukraine Would be a Terrible Idea for the US

Oct 27, 2014
"The Ukraine Freedom Support Act grants permission to send Ukraine a variety of weapons, ammunition, and specialized equipment to fill gaps in its current military’s capabilities. But it completely misunderstands what Ukraine needs. And if the US goes down this road, it will be sleepwalking into a proxy conflict with Russia," writes Michael Kofman.

Wilson Center Global Fellow Charles K. Armstrong Receives 2014 John K. Fairbank Prize

Oct 27, 2014
Wilson Center Global Fellow Charles K. Armstrong has received the 2014 John K. Fairbank Prize for his book Tyranny of the Weak: North Korea and the World, 1950-1992.

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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.