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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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Synthetic Biology: Learning Lessons from Nano

Feb 02, 2009
The field of synthetic biology is right where nanotechnology was a decade ago, says Colin Finan, adding that scientists must assess potential risks and engage the public now.

Are Environmental Journalists Becoming an Endangered Species?

Feb 02, 2009
Peter Dykstra, the senior executive producer of CNN's Science, Tech, and Weather Unit, and his science team recently got laid off. Dykstra, currently a Wilson Center public policy scholar, is concerned about the future of science and environmental reporting.

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.