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America Needs to End its Obsession with Trying to Fix Everything in Gaza

Jul 31, 2014
"I worked as a U.S. negotiator on the Arab-Israeli conflict for almost 20 years, and nobody ever lost money betting against peace," writes Aaron David Miller. "When mediators do succeed, it's largely because the locals are ready for a deal – and a need a third party."

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Kennan Institute Announces Anticipated Job Vacancy: Deputy Director

Mar 01, 2007
The Kennan Institute is now taking applications for the position of Deputy Director. The vacancy is anticipated for August 2007.

Remembering George F. Kennan

Mar 01, 2007
The late George F. Kennan formulated the tenets that would guide U.S. policy toward the Soviet Union for a half-century. A Kennan Institute conference in February commemorated the ideas and ideals of this public intellectual who was both an extraordinary diplomat and scholar.

Kennan Scholar Advocates Civic Participation in Russian Cities

Mar 01, 2007
Kennan Scholar Elena Neznamova is studying North American models of civic participation with the hope of spurring more citizen involvement in Russian cities. Russians are generally inactive in civic life, yet such involvement, she says, is critical to Russia's democratic future.

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.