Wilson Center News

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

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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.

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.

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.

Working Papers on security sector reform to protect vulnerable populations in Burundi

Oct 02, 2007
Le Centre d'Alerte et de Prevention des Conflits (CENAP) in Bujumbura,Burundi and The North-South Institute (NSI) in Ottawa, Canada arepleased to announce the publication of two Working Papers on securitysector reform to protect vulnerable populations in Burundi.

Imperfect Strangers: Americans and Arabs in Modern History

Oct 01, 2007
Wilson Center Fellow Salim Yaqub is examining the increased interaction between the United States and the Arab world during the 1970s, which he argues was a pivotal decade that could help explain present-day relations.

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.