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Colombian General’s Capture Puts FARC Rebels on the Defensive

Nov 21, 2014
This article about the capture of a Colombian military general by FARC rebels quotes Latin American Program Director Cynthia Arnson on the Colombian peace talks.

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Fellow Tracks the Lives of Youth in Zambia

Mar 01, 2006
Zambia is among the world's poorest nations. Poverty and disease have claimed so many lives that the average life expectancy there is only 33. Fellow Karen Hansen tracks the lives of several youth in Zambia who are trying to beat the odds.

Former Public Policy Scholar William R. Ferris Wins Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award

Mar 01, 2006
William Ferris, a 2002 Wilson Center public policy scholar and a leading voice on southern U.S. culture, has received the Richard Wright Literary Excellence Award.

The Congo: Working to Rebuild a Failed State

Mar 01, 2006
After a devastating five-year civil war, the Democratic Republic of the Congo is now undergoing a difficult and still fragile political transition to democracy. To aid in the transition, the Wilson Center's Africa Program and a partner organization have been called in to train Congolese leaders in an effort to strengthen the cohesion and capacity of the state.

Environment and Security in the Great Lakes Region

Mar 01, 2006
Wilson Center Africa Policy Scholar Patricia Kameri-Mbote discusses environmental and security hazards in Africa's Great Lakes region and opportunities for environmental peacemaking.

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.