Publications

U.S. Policy toward Syria: Making the Best of a Bad Situation?

Oct 04, 2013
The Obama administration’s policy of non-intervention in Syria has been criticized both for permitting the ruling minority Alawite regime there to continue oppressing the Sunni Arab majority as well as for allowing the radical jihadist opposition to grow in strength vis-à-vis the moderate opposition. Several important domestic political and foreign policy concerns, though, have impelled President Obama to pursue this non-interventionist policy. more

The Avner Cohen Collection

Oct 03, 2013
The Avner Cohen Collection features exciting new materials regarding the development of the Israeli nuclear program, including interviews with key policymakers and scientists from Israel, the United States, and France that shed new light on the development of the Israeli nuclear program. more

The Uruguayan Tax Reform of 2006: Why Didn’t it Fail?

Oct 03, 2013
This article explores the success of Uruguay’s 2006 tax reform in (re-)introducing a comprehensive and progressive personal income tax while re-balancing direct and indirect taxes, eliminating inefficient taxes, and strengthening tax enforcement and compliance. more

Iran’s Rouhani Puts U.S.-Saudi Ties to the Test

Oct 02, 2013
The opening of a dialogue between the United States and Iran has stirred deep-seated fears in Saudi Arabia that the Obama administration may be headed for a “grand bargain” with Tehran at the Saudis’ expense, raising further doubts about Saudi dependence on Washington for its security. The Saudis have already sensed flagging U.S. support in their confrontation with Iran over Iraq and Syria as they wage a bitter battle with the Iranians for Arab and Muslim world leadership. more

Instituciones, Impuestos, y Desigualdad en Guatemala

Oct 01, 2013
In their paper, Maynor Cabrera and Aaron Schneider argue that taxation is a clear indicator of state capacity, and Guatemala’s challenges collecting tax revenue point to the country’s institutional and structural weaknesses. more

Southern Africa in the Cold War, Post-1974

Oct 01, 2013
CWIHP is pleased to announce publication of the first-ever Critical Oral History on Southern Africa in the Cold War era. Drawing together leading former antagonists from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, the former Soviet Union and with representation from Cuba, this volume combines moderated discussion from contemporary actors, combined with academic analysis and new key multi-archival documents. The volume is an important contribution to study of the complexity of the Cold War in the region's liberation struggles versus white minority resistance. more

Divided Loyalties Within the Bloc: Romanian Objection to Soviet Informal Controls, 1963-1964

Oct 01, 2013
CWIHP is pleased to announce the release of six new documents translated into English for the first time. In CWIHP e-Dossier No. 42, Larry L. Watts describes Romanian efforts to dismantle Soviet espionage networks and remove active intelligence agents from the country, including the Soviet wives of high-level Romanian officers. more

The Russian Establishment Takes a Hit - Unexpected Results From the September 2013 Elections

Sep 30, 2013
Emil Pain, Senior Academic Advisor, Kennan Moscow Project, and Professor, Higher School of Economics, National Research University, Russia, gives his analysis of the September 8 elections in Russia, paying particular attention to the unusual outcomes in Moscow, Petrozavodsk, Yekaterinburg, and Volgograd. more

American Policy in Lebanon: Stability Through Dissociation

Sep 30, 2013
Lebanon is finally getting Washington’s attention after spending the last four years languishing on the back burner. The Lebanese are now hopeful that maybe the days when Lebanon was a priority in Washington are upon them once again. more

Conference Report: Energy Reform in Mexico: Implications for the United States

Sep 26, 2013
On June 21st, 2013, three experts on Mexican energy issues discussed the energy reform proposal, commenting on the urgency for change and highlighting the potential political, legal, and technical obstacles that it faces. This report summarizes the discussion and includes commentary on foreign policy implications and important international lessons to be learned. more

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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.