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Is Democracy Failing?

Oct 23, 2014
In the United States alone, ongoing partisan battles have raised questions about the ability of the often self-proclaimed “world’s greatest democracy” to meet its most basic obligations. Have these failures, real and perceived, damaged the ability of democracies around the world to promote democratic governance as the solution to a wide range of challenges and problems?

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Environmental Security Is Hot Topic at the 2008 International Studies Association Conference

May 08, 2008
MAY 2008—ECSP Director Geoff Dabelko Participates in Three Popular Panels

Fishing for Families in the Philippines

May 06, 2008
The Philippines' rapidly rising population has overwhelmed the fisheries that have traditionally supported the country. But a new approach to conservation may save families along with the fish and their habitats.

Undeclared War and the Future of U.S. Foreign Policy

May 05, 2008
New Book Published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press Analyzes the History and Constitutionality of Limited Wars in the United States

Getting to true democracy

May 05, 2008
Struggling with the notion of "true democracy" in the context of Pakistan's volatile politics and poor institutional base, Wilson Center 2007-08 Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf worries about the viability of leadership,that prefers loyalty and respectability over specific skills and qualifications. Recruitment of competent candidates, based on merit and equality, Dr. Altaf suggests, will help build institutions that sustain democracy.

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.