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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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World as Witness: Crisis in Darfur

Mar 21, 2005
John Prendergast, Advisor to the President of the International Crisis Group discusses the situation in Darfur

Woodrow Wilson Center Joins Nation in Mourning Death of Ambassador George F. Kennan

Mar 18, 2005
The Wilson Center's staff and scholars offer condolences to the family of George F. Kennan, (1904-2005), a historian and diplomat whose thinking redefined America's policy toward Russia during the Cold War.

Intelligence Reform in the 109th Congress

Mar 17, 2005
"It took the intelligence failures associated with 9/11 and the Iraq weapons of mass destruction assessments to build the historic consensus required for real change," said Senator Pat Roberts, chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, in this Director's Forum.

Better Public Diplomacy

Mar 16, 2005
At a time when events are promising in the Middle East, the United States is still widely distrusted by the Arab World. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses how we can bolster our public diplomacy.

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.