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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Summer Institute on Conducting Archival Research (SICAR)

Dec 01, 2003
The George Washington University Cold War (GWCW) Group is organizing its Second Annual Summer Institute on Conducting Archival ResearchJune 14-17, 2004. This workshop is open to graduate students only. To apply, please follow the link.

ECSP Releases Annual Journal on Population, Environment, and Security Connections

Nov 25, 2003
The Environmental Change and Security Project has just published its annual journal on population, environment, and security connections. Dr. Jane Goodall kicks off the diverse collection of articles with her assessment of population and environment connections in Africa. The 2003 edition also features commentaries on global poverty and U.S. national security. Read on for these pieces and much more on these critical yet neglected linkages.

Three New CWIHP Publications Available

Nov 24, 2003
The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) is pleased to announce the release of several new CWIHP publications.

Czech President Vaclav Klaus to Speak at Wilson Center

Nov 19, 2003
Vaclav Klaus, President of the Czech Republic, will speak at the fourth annual Czech and Slovak Lecture Series. Due to technical difficulties, the webcast that was originally scheduled for this event has been cancelled. A video of the President's presentation will be available on this site soon.

Congress and Trade Policy

Nov 17, 2003
With the recent economic recession, increased unemployment, and plant closings and relocations abroad, trade is becoming an increasingly prominent issue in the nine-way race for the Democratic presidential nomination. How do the President and his trade representative interact with Congress on pending bilateral and multilateral trade negotiations, and how will future trade agreements be affected by the new political mood in Congress and the nation? These are some some of the questions that were posed at this recent Congress Project seminar.

The Wilson Quarterly


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.


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.