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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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Africa Program Welcomes New Scholars

Jun 06, 2006
Distinguished African economists Callisto Madavo and K.Y. Amoako as well as three doctoral candidates begin residence at the Wilson Center.

State Department Submits International Water Strategy to Congress

Jun 06, 2006
JUNE 2006--Report Accomplishes First Step Required by the Water for the Poor Act

Relationships, Negotiation Help Define Arab Governance

Jun 05, 2006
Anthropologist and Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Lawrence Rosen discusses cultural norms that help shape Arab politics and why it's important to pay attention to them.

Is Arab-Israeli Peace Possible?

Jun 05, 2006
Recent events in the Middle East, including Israel's withdrawal from Gaza and the results of Israeli and Palestinian elections, generated varied reactions among panelists at a May 10 conference, which featured current and former government officials from the region. This was one of several recent meetings to discuss the unfolding situation.

New Realities in the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Jun 05, 2006
Public Policy Scholar Aaron David Miller describes the bleak environment encompassing the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and what the United States can do in the meantime.

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.