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Can America Have (and Does It Want) Another Great President?

Oct 01, 2014
Universal agreement on those American Presidents that have achieved “greatness” yields a short list. Most will agree on Washington, Lincoln, and FDR… but then the debate begins in earnest. In his new book, “The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President,” Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller provides a challenging analysis of the nature of presidential leadership and what is required for a chief executive to attain that status. Miller previews the book in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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The Culture of Death: Terrorist Organizations and Suicide Bombing

Feb 28, 2005
What do most cases of suicide terrorism have in common? Ami Pedazhur, an expert on suicide terrorism, describes the organizational, community, and personal levels of what he considers a social political phenomenon.

Creating Community in the Hemisphere No. 16 Available for Download

Feb 28, 2005
"Percepciones Hemisfericas sobre la Crisis Colombiana," the newest title in our Update on the Americas - Creating Community Series, is now available. Download the update from our Update on the Americas - Creating Community webpage.

Special Report Available for Download

Feb 28, 2005
"The Role of the Media in the Consolidation of Democracy," a Special Report of the Latin American Program, is a result of a conference co-sponsored with the Organization of American States on November 15, 2004. Download the report from our Special Reports webpage.

Call for Papers and Posters: "Global Environmental Change, Globalization, and International Security: New Challenges for the 21st Century"

Feb 26, 2005
Open meeting of the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change research community scheduled for October 9-13 in Bonn, Germany

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.