Wilson Center News

Why Afghanistan Should Be Worried About Pakistan's Political Crisis

Aug 21, 2014
This month, Pakistan has experienced its most serious political crisis in years. While the outcome of the protests remains uncertain, this much is clear: The Pakistani military is the big winner. This is bad news for Pakistan's fragile democracy -- but also for fragile Afghanistan.

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The Afghan Family Health Book

Aug 03, 2004
This week at the Wilson Center, Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced that the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) will distribute pioneering interactive women's health books throughout Afghanistan this year. Built with the LeapPad learning system technology, the books are aimed especially at helping Afghan women who cannot read or write. The secretary's speech is available here. Video to come soon.

Madeleine Albright Tells Her Story

Aug 01, 2004
Madeleine Albright, who became the highest-ranking woman in the U.S. government, shares her remarkable story and provides an insider's view of world affairs during the Clinton administration in her new memoir, Madame Secretary. In this Director's Forum, Albright shared a number of candid anecdotes from her book in addition to commentary on current events and foreign policy. Video of this event is available here.

Is Our Security Threatened by "Too Many Men"?

Jul 30, 2004
ECSP Launches the Controversial New Book Bare Branches

December 2004 Short-term Grant Competition Suspended

Jul 29, 2004
The December 2004 Short-term grant competition has been suspended. The Kennan Institute will hold competitions for Short-term grants in September 2004, March 2005, June 2005, and September 2005. Continuation of the Short-term grants program beyond September 2005 is contingent on future funding.

Kennan Institute Announces This Year's Robert H. Baraz Memorial Intern

Jul 29, 2004
Sofia Plagakis has been selected as the Robert H. Baraz Memorial Intern for the 2004-2005 program year.

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.