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Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

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Environment Key to Resolving Conflicts, Building Peace, Says UN Environment Programme Director Achim Steiner

May 31, 2009
MAY 2009—YouTube Videos Feature Steiner on Climate Change, Conflict, Cooperation

Biden's Unfinished Balkan Business

May 27, 2009
Southeast Europe Policy Scholar Gülnur Aybet co-authored an article with Florian Bieber today on The Washington Post's PostGlobal about Vice President Joseph Biden's visit to the Balkans.

House Leaders Throw Blue Dogs a PAYGO Bone

May 27, 2009
Congress Project Director Don Wolfensberger parses the arbitrary 100-day deadline for Congress's budget resolution and documents the last-minute negotiations that followed it there.

Animal Investigators: Solving Wildlife Crimes and Saving Endangered Species in Brazil and China

May 20, 2009
Illegal wildlife trafficking is the third-largest criminal industry worldwide, involving $20 billion in global trade each year. At a meeting co-sponsored by the China Environment Forum and the Brazil Institute, experts discussed the nature of the wildlife trafficking industry and the challenges in fighting it.

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.