Wilson Center News

The Nation-Building Trap

Oct 01, 2014
"It's the reality that we're being pulled inexorably like a moth to a flame not just toward a military conflict with Assad, but toward bearing the responsibility for fixing -- or worse for creating -- the new Syria...we may well end up in the very place U.S. President Barack Obama has willfully tried to avoid: nation-building," writes Aaron David Miller.

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Why We're Bringing Programming to the Hill

Nov 03, 2008
Wilson Center on the Hill Director Kent Hughes discusses the concept of this new program, which, in the spirit of the Wilson Center's mission, is bringing scholarship to the policy community.

Wilson Center Holds Seminars on the Hill

Nov 01, 2008
The new initiative Wilson Center on the Hill is bringing Center programming on the latest topics to Capitol Hill to help inform policymakers and their staff on their own turf. The nonpartisan forum tackles specific, timely issues related to foreign policy, economics, and the environment.

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.