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America Needs to End its Obsession with Trying to Fix Everything in Gaza

Jul 31, 2014
"I worked as a U.S. negotiator on the Arab-Israeli conflict for almost 20 years, and nobody ever lost money betting against peace," writes Aaron David Miller. "When mediators do succeed, it's largely because the locals are ready for a deal – and a need a third party."

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Homeland Security and Public / Private Cooperation

Sep 05, 2003
The effective implementation of the new Department of Homeland Security is a massive undertaking involving federal, state and local governments, as well as the private sector. In this speech, Lee Hamilton discusses the collaboration that is necessary between the public and private sectors in order to provide security for the American people in the 21st century.

No One is Safe---Relections on the Bombing of the UN Headquarters in Baghdad

Sep 04, 2003
In this second dispatch on reconstruction efforts in Iraq, Anita Sharma, Deputy Director of the Conflict Prevention Project, comments on thebombing of the UN Headquarters and the reality that humanitarian workers are nolonger immune to attack. On a leave of absence from the Center, Sharma has been working in Iraq for the past five months with the International Organization for Migration. Due to thedeteriorating security situation, she and many other humanitarian aid workers have temporarily relocated in Amman, Jordan.

Toward a Stable Iraq

Sep 04, 2003
Enormous challenges confront stabilization and reconstruction efforts in Iraq. In a recent speech, Wilson Center Director Lee Hamilton outlines steps that can be taken to move the process forward.

New class of Latin American Fellows arrives for the 2003-2004 season.

Sep 01, 2003
It is with great pleasure that the Latin American Program welcomes two new Scholars in Residence at the Woodrow Wilson Center.

Teaching Cold War History

Aug 29, 2003
In this September cover story from Centerpoint, the Center's Cold War International History Project and George Washington University team up with high school teachers to develop an innovative website to make the Cold War come alive for students. CWIHP held its second summer institute for teachers in August to allow teachers to beta test the site, still in development, and discuss future site content, teaching strategies, and the latest in Cold War research.

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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.