Wilson Center News

The Nation-Building Trap

Oct 01, 2014
"It's the reality that we're being pulled inexorably like a moth to a flame not just toward a military conflict with Assad, but toward bearing the responsibility for fixing -- or worse for creating -- the new Syria...we may well end up in the very place U.S. President Barack Obama has willfully tried to avoid: nation-building," writes Aaron David Miller.

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PODCAST: Evaluating Population-Health-Environment Programs

Apr 03, 2008
APRIL 2008—Lori Hunter Discusses Benefits of Integrating Population, Health, Environment

The Politics of Patenting Biotechnology

Apr 01, 2008
With advances in biotechnology, some economic and ethical considerations arise about patenting such innovation. Who decides whether human genes or genetically engineered animals are patentable?

Wilson Center to Host "Global Underground" Art Exhibit

Apr 01, 2008
The Kennan Institute is pleased to announce that the Wilson Center will host an exhibit by Valera and Natasha Cherkashin. An opening reception will be held April 4 from 4:00 to 5:00 p.m., and the exhibit will run through May 9, 2008.

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.