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Can America Have (and Does It Want) Another Great President?

Oct 01, 2014
Universal agreement on those American Presidents that have achieved “greatness” yields a short list. Most will agree on Washington, Lincoln, and FDR… but then the debate begins in earnest. In his new book, “The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President,” Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar Aaron David Miller provides a challenging analysis of the nature of presidential leadership and what is required for a chief executive to attain that status. Miller previews the book in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Putin Seeks to Restore Russia's Prominence

Feb 25, 2004
Article, Kiplinger Forecasts.com

US Helps Turkey

Feb 22, 2004
Letter to the Editor, Miami Herald

ECSP Director Speaks at IRG on Water and Security in the Developing World

Feb 19, 2004
Geoffrey Dabelko presents "Water Wars or Water Peace?"

Wilson Center Fellow Examines Neoliberal Reforms in Africa

Feb 18, 2004
The reasons behind the failure of neoliberal reforms to take hold in much of Africa are not as simple as some scholars suggest. Neoliberal reform has varied "widely and wildly" across the continent, Fellow Anne Pitcher argues, and is a complicated process that is a product of the interaction of political leaders and social forces.

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.