Wilson Center News

Royal Shakeup Could Strain US-Saudi Relations

May 05, 2015
King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced changes in the line of succession on April 29, which could lead to new tensions in U.S.-Saudi relations. In the latest edition of the Wilson Center Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series, David Ottaway describes how a new wave of “Saudi hawks” are opposed to U.S. engagement with Iran and are asserting their military power against Tehran’s allies in Yemen.

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NKIDP documents featured in South Korea's Donga Ilbo and Chosun Ilbo

Oct 14, 2010
The articles highlight the East German attitudes towards Kim Jong Il's succession in the early 1970s, drawing a parallel between the events some 36 years ago with the current question of Kim Jong Un's succession.

Wilson Center Welcomes Australian Scholar Dirk Moses

Oct 08, 2010
WASHINGTON--The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Dr. Dirk Moses as a Wilson Center Australian Scholar. Moses will spend three months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in October 2010, working on a research project entitled "the Diplomacy of Genocide."

Wilson Center Welcomes Japan Scholar Kuniko Ashizawa

Oct 08, 2010
WASHINGTON--The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars welcomes Dr. Kuniko Ashizawa as a Wilson Center Japan Scholar. Ashizawa will spend four months in residence at the Wilson Center, beginning in September 2010, working on a research project examining Japan's contributions to peacebuilding efforts in Afghanistan.

Former Wilson Center Fellow Mario Vargas Llosa Wins 2010 Nobel Prize in Literature

Oct 07, 2010
The Swedish Academy said it honored Vargas Llosa for mapping the "structures of power and [for] his trenchant images of the individual's resistance, revolt and defeat."

Leokadia Drobizheva Awarded the Order of Friendship

Oct 07, 2010
Leokadia Mikhailovna Drobizheva, chief researcher at the Institute of Sociology, Russian Academy of Sciences, was awarded the Order of Friendship on September 25, 2010 by President Dmitry Medvedev.

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.