Dec 18, 2002
In a December 17 Financial Times article, Asia Program director Robert M. Hathaway argues that mixed messages and missed opportunities on the part of the Bush administration have escalated tensions on the Korean peninsula into a dangerous game of brinkmanship. But he suggests that it is not too late to avert a truly dangerous situation, and that Washington's European allies can play a constructive diplomatic role in defusing the current crisis.
Dec 16, 2002
Wilson Center Director Lee H. Hamilton has been selected to serve as vice chair of the National Commission on Terrorist Attacks by Senate Democratic Leader Tom Daschle and House Democratic Leader Richard Gephardt. Hamilton replaces former Senate Majority Leader George Mitchell, who stepped aside citing time constraints.
Dec 09, 2002
Marking the 10th anniversary of this historic agreement, the Wilson Center convened a two-day conference to assess the impact of NAFTA, the lessons the agreement may hold for deepening North American ties and future trade agreements, and the international effort to “get globalization right.”
Dec 08, 2002
A new Ipsos-Reid poll conducted on behalf of the Wilson Center for the NAFTA at 10 conference held here Monday and Tuesday, shows that at the 10th anniversary of the signing of the North American Free Trade Agreement, half (48%) of Americans say that their country has been a winner as a result of the agreement. This compares to the views of Canadians (38%) and Mexicans (30%) on how their own country has fared with regard to NAFTA .
Dec 02, 2002
The UN Secretary-General briefly addressed some 100 Wilson Center staff and scholars Monday on a few issues he considers crucially important for international peace and security. He then met with four of the Center’s program directors on globalization issues, water diplomacy, legacies of the Cold War, and non-proliferation.