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Sanctions Finally Find Russia’s Achilles Heel

Jul 23, 2014
"Sanctions have definitely found Russia’s Achilles’ heel, and with harsher sanctions looming in the aftermath of flight MA17, Putin is finding it increasingly difficult to craft an effective reply," writes Will Pomeranz.

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Melvin J. Estrin, Wilson Center Council Member, Dies at 71

Jul 11, 2014
Melvyn J. Estrin, Wilson Center Council member, died at 71 after a prolonged battle with leukemia. "The Wilson Center is a family and we have lost a dear member of that family. We send our love and heartfelt condolences to the Estrins and Bernsteins," said Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman.

The United States Must Advance a Mideast Policy Based on Collaboration

Jul 11, 2014
"The goal [of U.S. Middle East policy] is a strategy shaped together with the Middle Eastern world: leaders and peoples alike, borrowing the best impulses of the bottom-up Arab Spring and the traditionally top-down U.S. approach to engagement. Our promise to the Middle East must be one in which collaboration helps the people of the region achieve shared values by a route of their own choice," writes Jane Harman in The Washington Post.

Mexico Seeks to Empower Women in Politics-The Expert Take

Jul 10, 2014
In addition to the well-touted economic reforms passed recently, this year Mexico approved a political reform package that, among other things, includes new measures aimed to ensure the greater participation of women in politics. The law now requires gender parity, which means that at least fifty percent of the candidates fielded by a political party in either federal or state legislative elections must be female. This begs the question as to whether there are enough women in the ranks to step up to the plate.

Rumors Motivate Central American Kids To Set Out For U.S. Border

Jul 10, 2014
Associate Director Eric L. Olson is interviewed on NPR-Morning Edition about motivations causing Central American children to flee.

Brazil Loses Big at World Cup- And Not Just on the Field

Jul 10, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about economic problems in Brazil, despite hosting the World Cup.

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.