Wilson Center News

The Nation-Building Trap

Oct 01, 2014
"It's the reality that we're being pulled inexorably like a moth to a flame not just toward a military conflict with Assad, but toward bearing the responsibility for fixing -- or worse for creating -- the new Syria...we may well end up in the very place U.S. President Barack Obama has willfully tried to avoid: nation-building," writes Aaron David Miller.

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Director Joseph S. Tulchin appears in Argentine newspaper La Nacion

Oct 06, 2004
Dr. Joseph S. Tulchin, director of the Latin American Program and a specialist in Argentine affairs, was the focus of an article entitled "La inseguridad no es el problema central" that appeared in the Argentine newspaper La Nacion on Wednesday, September 8.Read the full text of the article.

Gridlocked: Scholar Studies U.S. Energy Regulation

Oct 05, 2004
Scholar Peter Behr urges study on the electric power grid's reliability in the wake of the recent California and Northeast energy crises.

Getting Minority Voices Heard

Oct 05, 2004
U.S. Studies Program Associate Acacia Reed views the New Scholarship in Race, Ethnicity series through the prism of programs designed to empower minority scholars.

9/11 and the Future

Oct 04, 2004
In a compelling look at the future, the 9/11 Commission's leaders -- Thomas Kean and Lee Hamilton -- go to the heart and spirit of the Commission's 41 recommendations in a highly personalized and candid interview on dialogue. The full video of the interview can be viewed on this site.

Wilson Center Press Books on Asian History Make Library Journal Bestseller List

Oct 01, 2004
Two books co-published by the Woodrow Wilson Center Press were recently on the Library Journal Bestsellers list for Asian history---Frontier Passages: Ethnopolitics and the Rise of Chinese Communism, 1921-1945,written by Xiaoyuan Liu, and India-China Relationship: What the United States Needs to Know, edited by Francine R. Frankel and Harry Harding.

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.