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The Islamic State's Home-Field Advantage

Aug 26, 2014
Will an expanded mission to strike James Foley's killers in Syria be an effective way in defeating IS ? Aaron David Miller writes about the downsides of striking IS in Syria, and why the president is increasingly likely to do so.

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Project Director David Rejeski Addresses Senate Committee on Commercialization of Nanotech

May 04, 2006
WASHINGTON – Today, at hearings convened by the U.S. Senate project director David Rejeski testified that the country's "ability to reap the long-term benefits of nanotechnology—in areas from medicine to energy and food production—will depend heavily on how we manage the introduction of the first generation of nanotechnology products."

NAFTA: Is It Sustainable?

May 03, 2006
When Canada, Mexico, and the United States negotiated the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) 12 years ago, it was greeted as the most ambitious and comprehensive trade deal ever signed but is it sustainable given the new trends in global trade governance? A March 13 conference, co-sponsored by the Center's Canada and Mexico Institutes, takes a closer look.

NAFTA's Divergent Legacy

May 03, 2006
Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar Carol Wise argues that NAFTA's yields have not quite met its initial expectations. NAFTA, she said, may be "gradually outliving itself."

Former Fellow Receives Pulitzer

May 03, 2006
Kai Bird, a former Wilson Center fellow, wins 2006 Pulitzer Prize for Biography for a volume he co-wrote while at the Center in 2001-2002.

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.