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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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Time Magazine highlights three environmentalists working in China as "Heroes of the Environment"

Oct 03, 2008
OCTOBER 2008 - Time Magazine's list of environmental heroes for 2008 features articles on Peter Head, a British engineer building an eco-city in China, Wang Yongchen, a Chinese environmental activist, and Peggy Liu, head of the Chinese NGO, Joint U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE).

Latest US Nuclear Strategy Calls for Fewer, but Newer, Nuke Weapons

Oct 03, 2008
A recently released report, National Security and Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century, outlines a strategy that the US secretaries of Defense and Energy believe will allow the US to maintain a small but effective nuclear force. Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar William Eldridge comments on the strategy.

Fellow Takes a Fresh Look at the Niger Delta "Story"

Oct 01, 2008
The oil-rich Niger Delta is in crisis and violence has intensified there in recent months. Wilson Center Fellow Deirdre LaPin, who lived in Nigeria for 13 years, is writing a book about this troubled area—a story of oil companies, governments, and society colliding—in the hopes that a balanced account will help lead to a solution.

Africa: Breaking Down Barriers

Oct 01, 2008
Africa Program Managing Director Steve McDonald has been engaged in conflict transformation work in Africa for decades. His current efforts include building personal relationships among previously warring factions, and it's been some of his most fulfilling work to date.

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.