Publications

Democratic Transitions and the Problem of Power (Spring 2014)

Apr 17, 2014
Ottaway writes that three years after the beginning of the Arab uprisings, Tunisia and Egypt are moving in different directions. Tunisia is moving in a democratic direction because well-established political and civil society organizations counterbalance each other, forcing compromise. In Egypt, politics pitted the Muslim Brotherhood against the military and other state institution, inevitably leading to the triumph of the state. A new process of democratization is unlikely to start without other uprisings. more

The Making of the Nuclear Suppliers Group, 1974-1976

Apr 16, 2014
Declassified Documents Show Henry Kissinger’s Major Role in the 1974 Initiative That Created the Nuclear Suppliers Group more

U.S.- Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums 2014

Apr 14, 2014
The Mexico Institute is pleased to partner with USAID Mexico, the Council of State Governments West, the U.S. Congressional Border Caucus, and the North American Research Partnership on the “U.S.- Mexico Regional Economic Competitiveness Forums 2014.” This initiative brings together key business, government and other stakeholders to discuss the future of the U.S.-Mexico border economy with particular emphasis on four crossborder regions. more

Testimony at the House Committee on Homeland Security, "Taking Down the Cartels: Examining United States – Mexico Cooperation"

Apr 14, 2014
On April 2, 2014, Christopher Wilson, Mexico Institute's Associate testified in front of the House Committee on Homeland Security, addressing the issue of U.S.-Mexico security in particular regarding to cartel violence and activity. more

History of the Southern Resistance or History of the Communist Resistance?

Apr 08, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Nu-Anh Tran concludes that achievements and shortcomings the volume provide a window into understanding the possibilities and limitations of historical research in contemporary Vietnam. more

Dau Voi, Duoi Chuot (Head of an Elephant, Tail of a Mouse)

Apr 08, 2014
Merle Pribbenow concludes in his review of Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance) that the collection is a valuable resource for the history of the Vietnam Wars, but one which lacks a true Southern “voice.” more

The Urban Movement and the Planning and Execution of the Tet Offensive

Apr 08, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Sophie Quinn-Judge argues that the urban political struggle played a major role in the early years of the Vietnam War. more

Caught Between Propaganda and History

Apr 08, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Shawn McHale sees this book as a major contribution to understanding the war in South Vietnam, but with significant shortcomings. more

Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến and the Interwar Period

Apr 08, 2014
Reviewing Lịch sử Nam bộ kháng chiến (History of the Southern Resistance), Pierre Asselin suggests that the volume does shed new light on various important issues, and otherwise validates some of our assumptions about the southern revolution, even as it is marred by some serious shortcomings. more

Blurred Identities, Slow Responses, and “Banks vs Tanks” Strategies: The Reasons and Prospects for Ukraine’s Crimean Crisis

Apr 08, 2014
Why was Ukraine so powerless in the occupation and annexation of Crimea? Ukrainians themselves have to find the answers to this question in order to find solutions to the occupation of the peninsula. The comments below discuss the reasons for Ukraine’s vulnerability in its relations with Russia and also examine the ways in which Ukraine should strengthen its sovereignty and ability to protect its statehood. more

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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.