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Five Myths About the Gaza Crisis

Jul 11, 2014
Yes, Israelis and Palestinians have entered yet another violent round in their seemingly interminable conflict. How did they get into this mess? And, more important, how are they going to get out of it? As we watch the fighting escalate, here are five myths that need correcting.

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Why Societies Rise and Fall: A Discussion With Thomas Homer-Dixon

Nov 01, 2006
NOVEMBER 2006--The Upside of Down at the Wilson Center

A Divided Society: Brazilians Go to the Polls

Nov 01, 2006
"Brazil emerged from [October's] presidential contest deeply divided along social and geographic lines..."

Scholar Studies the Runoff Rule in Latin America

Nov 01, 2006
Only five Latin American countries follow plurality rule, in which the winner of the general election becomes president. Majority runoff elections between the top two presidential candidates now exist in 12 Latin American countries, and Wilson Center Fellow Cynthia McClintock is studying whether the runoff rule bolsters democracy.

Democrats and National Security

Nov 01, 2006
The following is an article by Wilson Center Fellow Gordon Adams from the website of the journal The National Interest.

Brazilians Vote for President, Legislature

Oct 31, 2006
On October 29, Brazilians re-elected President Luiz Inácio "Lula" da Silva in a runoff election. His policies are credited with helping millions rise from poverty, a key factor in his victory. This article explores Lula's first presidential term and the political landscape leading up to the election.

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.