Wilson Center News

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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U.S. Defense Policymakers Should Focus on Demography, Says Expert

Feb 26, 2009
FEBRUARY 2009—New ECSP Report Article Names Four Trends to Watch: Youthful Populations, Changes in Military Personnel, International Migration, and Urbanization

Cities after the Fall of Communism: Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity

Feb 25, 2009
A new book published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press examines cultural reorientation in post-1989 East Europe.

"The Foundation of Interrogation" Is Rapport, Not Torture

Feb 25, 2009
Relationship-building techniques helped U.S. interrogators obtain the intelligence that led to the June 2006 airstrike on Al Qaeda leader Abu Zusab al Zarqawi's safehouse in Iraq. Matthew Alexander, former Air Force Criminal Investigator, discusses his experience and his book, How to Break a Terrorist.

A Director's Forum with F.W. de Klerk

Feb 24, 2009
At a Wilson Center Director's Forum, former South African President F.W. de Klerk discussed challenges in his country and across the continent. In a detailed Q&A session, he addressed Afro-pessimism, political transition, and the lack of cohesive international policy on Africa.

Responding to Civilian Suffering in Afghanistan

Feb 20, 2009
The UN reports that 2,118 civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year–the most since the end of Taliban rule in 2001. Erica Gaston, fellow at the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), explains how Afghan civilians can best be helped.

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.