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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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Constrainment: A Counterterrorism Strategy for the Post-Iraq Era

Nov 24, 2008
The global jihadist movement will ultimately self-destruct, argued Public Policy Scholar Stephanie Kaplan at the latest event in International Security Studies' ongoing Terrorism and Homeland Security Forum. To catalyze this implosion, the U.S. must constrain the movement's operations and narrative.

CEF's On the Hill Meeting Featured on VOA

Nov 21, 2008
NOVEMBER 2008 - CEF's Director, Jennifer Turner, and Waters Corporation's Paul Young were interviewed by Voice of America on food safety

Iran Nuclear Program Continues While UN Diplomacy Stalls

Nov 20, 2008
Two new reports on Iran and Syria by the IAEA, the UN nuclear watchdog, describe a struggle for cooperation from the two nations. Michael Adler, a Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center, analyzes the factors impeding diplomatic efforts.

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.