Wilson Center News

Analysis of President Obama’s announcement regarding the release of Alan Gross and the future of U.S.-Cuba relations

Dec 31, 2014
The announcement by President Obama of the release of U.S. contractor Alan Gross together with a long-imprisoned intelligence asset is welcome news. Their incarceration, along with the even greater numbers of Cubans who have been jailed in Cuba for trying to exercise their rights to freedom of speech and assembly, has long been a stumbling block in the relationship.

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Retirement Woes: Fellow Examines the Pension Quandary

Dec 02, 2005
As the future solvency of Social Security and private pension plans are debated in the halls of our government, Wilson Center Fellow Sonya Michel is studying the uncertainty and inequity of U.S. retirement provisions from the post-World War II era to the present.

President Signs Water for the Poor Act

Dec 02, 2005
DECEMBER 2005--Bill Shows US Commitment to Global Access to Water, Sanitation

The Supreme Court: Judging is Unpredictable

Dec 02, 2005
Recent biographies of Supreme Court Justices Sandra Day O'Connor, David Souter, and the late Harry Blackmun reveal that all three defied predictions on how they would rule and each would evolve to shape the face of jurisprudence in unique ways.

Why Supreme Court Nominations Matter

Dec 02, 2005
In this Point of View column, U.S. Studies Director Philippa Strum discusses why the nomination and confirmation process for Supreme Court justices is so contentious and so vitally important.

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.