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A discussion of America’s borders with Wilson Center’s Canada Institute David Biette and Christopher Wilson, an associate with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.
Changes in how Congress operates have made it a less open, fair and democratic institution. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton worries that it may now be too late to change, and wonders, "Is Fixing Congressional Procedure a Lost Cause?"
Russia, though not the superpower it once was, still matters, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. Our efforts to get relations back on track must be comprehensive and coherent, guided by a clear vision of what both parties want from the U.S.-Russian relationship.
Many Americans don't realize that on Capitol Hill, your party's status as the majority or minority can affect everything from the rooms you meet in to whether you can offer an amendment to a bill. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton explains what underlies the intense partisanship in Congress.
In these politicized times, it's getting harder to find members of Congress who put the interests of the institution they serve first. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton says this is troubling, and explains "Why Congress Needs Institutionalists."
The nuclear threat which characterized the Cold War belongs to that era says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. Diminishing the legacy of that threat is necessary so that the United States and Russia can focus on moving toward the formidable challenge of achieving a nuclear free world.
Polling shows that Americans care a great deal about the honesty of their representatives in Congress. Yet Congress allowed its ethics system to break down, and is only now starting to rebuild it.
Secrecy in government breeds cynicism. That is why, former Congressman Lee Hamilton says, "Congress Needs to Embrace Transparency."
The security challenge drug cartels pose to both Mexico and the United States is deadlier than most Americans realize, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton. It is time we as a country recognized our contributions to our southern neighbor's security challenges and in cooperation with Mexico jointly address them.
True change in Washington will require an engaged citizenry. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton lays out what he considers to be the tenets to accomplishing it.