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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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The 3/11 Madrid Bombings: An Assessment After 5 Years

Apr 10, 2009
Conventional wisdom about the 3/11 attacks is that it was a local, isolated terrorist cell at work. But the character of the attacks suggest Islamic jihadist terrorists as more likely perpetrators, explained Fernando Reinares, director of the Program on Global Terrorism in Madrid's Elcano Royal Institute.

Enterprising Women in Urban Zimbabwe: Gender, Microbusiness, and Globalization

Apr 09, 2009
A new book published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press examines women's experiences in microbusiness in Zimbabwe during the 1990s.

Family Planning Has Health, Environmental, Economic Benefits, Say Former USAID Population Directors

Apr 09, 2009
APRIL 2009—New Report Argues for Doubling Spending on International Family Planning

Stalin's Police: Public Order and Mass Repression in the USSR, 1926–1941

Apr 08, 2009
A new book published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press traces professional policing under Stalin's regime.

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.