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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Fellow Studies Reproductive Rights of Prisoners

Mar 04, 2003
Women represent the fastest-growing segment of America's prison population. Currently, some 10 percent of the more than 160,000 women prisoners in America become pregnant at any given time. Fellow Rachel Roth looks at the reproductive "freedoms" of women who literally are not free.

New Evidence on Todor Zhivkov and the Cold War

Mar 03, 2003
3/3/03--The Cold War International History Project and its Bulgarian partner, the "Cold War Research Group-Bulgaria" are pleased to announce the publication of a new CD-ROM on "Bulgaria and the Cold War. Documents from Todor Zhivkov's Personal Records." Containing never-before published documents from the personal archive of Bulgaria's former Communist dictator Todor Zhivkov, Eastern Europe's longest serving Stalinist leader, the collection covers the entire period of Zhivkov's reign from his election as Communist party leader in 1954 through the collapse of communism in Bulgaria in 1989. [Read More]

Graduate Student Cold War Conference

Mar 01, 2003
11/25/02--The Cold War International History Project (CWIHP) is pleased to announce a graduate student conference on the Cold War co-organized by two CWIHP partners, The UC Santa Barbara Center for Cold War Studies (CCWS) and the George Washington University Cold War Group (GWCW). The conference will be held at the University of California, Santa Barbara, on May 2-4, 2003.

Borderlines: Canada in North America

Feb 27, 2003
Updated Program Now Available!

The Wilson Center Launches Mexico Institute

Feb 21, 2003
Woodrow Wilson Center President and Director Lee H. Hamilton announced the formation of a Mexico Institute to focus attention on Mexico and U.S.-Mexico relations. The Mexico Institute will host conferences, seminars, and workshops; carry out a major study of U.S.-Mexico relations; publish timely analyses of the bilateral relationship; and sponsor public policy scholars.

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.