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Raising Mexico's minimum wage

Aug 27, 2014
A debate has recently emerged regarding the issue of raising Mexico’s minimum wage. Proponents call attention to the fact that the minimum wage is much lower than other countries in Latin America. Others fear an increase in the minimum wage would spark inflation and warn that this debate is used as a distraction from the real issue of increasing productivity.

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Why 'Soft' Power in Iran is Counterproductive

Oct 11, 2007
Haleh Esfandiari and Robert Litwak explain why the realities in the diplomatic arena and on the ground in Iran call for a change of approach in U.S. foreign policy.

CEF's Director Quoted on Olympics

Oct 10, 2007
OCTOBER 2007 - Dr. Jennifer Turner quoted in the Washington Times regarding China's green Olympics

Mexico Institute Sponsors Cross-Border Journalism Conference

Oct 08, 2007
On October 7-8, 2007 the Woodrow Wilson Center, the University of Texas at El Paso, the U.S. Embassy in Mexico, the Comité por el Premio de Periodismo Nacional and Sam Donaldson of ABC News hosted Journalism Across Borders, a conference convening editors, news directors, and senior journalists from Mexico and the United States in El Paso, Texas to discuss the challenges of covering each other's country and the border region.

A Plan to Deal with Iran

Oct 08, 2007
U.S. policy towards Iran is one of the most contentious foreign policy issues today. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses the options for dealing with Tehran.

Kennan Institute and IREX Announce 2008 Regional Policy Symposium: Frozen Conflicts and Unrecognized States in Southeast Europe and Eurasia

Oct 05, 2007
IREX is accepting applications for grants to U.S. junior scholars to participate in the 2008 Regional Policy Symposium on Frozen Conflicts and Unrecognized States in Southeast Europe and Eurasia. The application deadline is December 3, 2007.

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.