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Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith by Amatzia Baram

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Saddam Husayn and Islam, 1968–2003: Ba'thi Iraq from Secularism to Faith

Amatzia Baram

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CRIME AND VIOLENCE IN CENTRAL AMERICA’S NORTHERN TRIANGLE: How U.S. Policy Responses are Helping, Hurting, and Can be Improved

Cristina Eguizábal, Karise M. Curtis, Matthew C. Ingram, Aaron Korthuis , Eric L. Olson, and Nicholas Phillips
Wilson Center Report on the Americas #34 more

Addressing the Affordable Housing Crunch: U.S. Policy Shifts

While experts agree on the importance of affordable housing for the well-being of a city and its residents, confronting the affordable housing shortage has been the subject of much debate and remains one of the top urban policy challenges in the United States today. more

The Shah's Petro-Diplomacy with Ceausescu: Iran and Romania in the era of Detente

Roham Alvandi and Eliza Gheorghe
Using 16 newly declassified documents from the Romanian archives, CWIHP Working Paper No. 74 sheds new light on the external relations of Iran's Tudeh party, and the role of oil in Iranian diplomacy towards the Soviet Union and the socialist bloc. more

Beijing+20: Looking Back and the Road Ahead

Reflections on Milestones in Women's Leadership in the 21st Century more

Echoes of 1992: The NAFTA Negotiations and North America Now

Tom Long, CIDE
Two decades ago, Canada, Mexico, and the United States created a continental economy through the North American Free Trade Agreement. Using unpublished official Mexican documents, this paper sheds light on the negotiation process and draws important lessons for the future of North America. more

Locating Social Entrepreneurship in the Global South: Innovations in Development Aid

This publication, produced by the Urban Sustainability Laboratory together with Zeppelin University and Siemens Stiftung, highlights the latest in practice and research on the role that social entrepreneurship can play in meeting international development goals and empowering the poor. more

Integrating North America's Energy Markets: A Call for Action

Duncan Wood
The outlook for North American energy is bright, and the transformation in the regional energy paradigm has been dramatic. However, to achieve the full potential of this newly discovered regional energy wealth, it will be necessary to more fully integrate the three countries' energy markets. This paper argues that, in order to make North American energy independence a reality, there are several main areas that require attention from the three governments, working together, to make the transition to an integrated North American energy system. more

North America's Fossil Fuel Boom: More Risk for Water?

Brett Walton
This joint China Environment Forum (CEF) and the Canada Institute research brief is published as part of CEF’s Cooperative Competitors project, which examines promising areas of clean energy and climate collaboration between the United States and China. more

The FARC and Colombia's Illegal Drug Trade

John Otis
As part of its ongoing monitoring of the peace process in Colombia, the Latin American Program is pleased to share with you a new study of the FARC’s involvement in Colombia’s illegal drug trade. more

How Europe and the United States Can Boost Cooperation and Manage Competition in Asia

Nicola Casarini
In the early 2000s, the European Union (EU) began its own rebalance or pivot toward Asia. The European pivot often competes with the United States in focusing on economic, monetary, technological, and defense-related issues such as arms sales. But the EU and its member states harmonize with U.S. goals in boosting diplomacy, supporting multilateral security fora and regional integration initiatives, and deploying soft power. The EU and the United States should improve their dialogue on Asia to better understand their own interests and priorities, identify areas for cooperation, and manage competition. more

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.