Wilson Center News

The Nation-Building Trap

Oct 01, 2014
"It's the reality that we're being pulled inexorably like a moth to a flame not just toward a military conflict with Assad, but toward bearing the responsibility for fixing -- or worse for creating -- the new Syria...we may well end up in the very place U.S. President Barack Obama has willfully tried to avoid: nation-building," writes Aaron David Miller.

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Nigeria: A Post-Election Analysis

May 14, 2007
WASHINGTON—The recent national elections in Nigeria, which took place on April 14 and April 21, have raised serious international concern, as reports of violence surfaced and elections monitors commented that the process fell short of basic international standards. On Friday, May 18th the Africa Program of the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars will host a panel discussion and analysis of the Nigerian elections, providing critical assessment of the election procedures and comments on Nigeria's future political prospects.

China Exim Bank Publicly Discloses Environmental Policy

May 10, 2007
MAY 2007 - China Export Import Bank, featured in CEF's March meeting, releases their environmental policy to the internet

Working Group Report

May 09, 2007
The Brazil Institute convened an invitation-only working group with leaders from prominent environmental and international organizations and the President of Unica, Eduardo Carvalho, to dispel myths and assess the challenges posed by the current and projected expansion of Brazilian sugarcane-ethanol production. Download File

New Report Finds Only 2 of China's 10 Most Important Banks Have Public Environmental Policies

May 09, 2007
MAY 2007 - Report released by Friends of the Earth and BankTrack analyzes the greening efforts of China's banks

CEF Welcomes New Policy Scholar

May 07, 2007
MAY 2007 - Zhang Jialing, from SEPA's Division of Solid Waste and Toxic Chemical Management, will be working with CEF for 6 weeks

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.