Program News

Next Deadline for George F. Kennan Fellowship Competition Approaching

September 01, 2015
The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region.

Obama's Failure to Learn in the Middle East

August 26, 2015
"Whether you count yourself a fan of President Barack Obama's Middle East policies or a foe, one thing should be stunningly obvious by now: A good part of the president's foreign policy travails in this region stem from a pattern of needlessly high-flying rhetoric," writes Aaron David Miller.

Diplomacy at the Top of the World

August 26, 2015
Wilson Center Global Fellow Ken Yalowitz, James F. Collins, and Ross Virginia discuss the need for constructive cooperation and dialogue between Russia and the West on important issues in the Arctic.

MENA Women's News Brief

August 11, 2015
The Middle East Program will send out the latest developments on women’s issues in the Middle East and North Africa region on a bi-weekly basis.

Death, Taxes, and the Slow Destruction of Syria

August 21, 2015
Given this president’s core beliefs — and the circumstances in which he is operating — the “do something, but not a lot” approach in Syria was foreordained. And here’s why, in more or less Obama’s own words.

Security Strategies to Combat Drug Violence in Mexico

August 21, 2015
This infographic compares President Enrique Peña Nieto and former president Felipe Calderón's security strategies to combat drug violence in Mexico.

Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa Participated in Second Annual African Leadership Forum

August 20, 2015
Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa recently participated in the second annual African Leadership Forum hosted by President Mkapa, former President of Tanzania, and coordinated by the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute).

Launch of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum- September 10, 2015

August 20, 2015
To be launched in September 2015, the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum offers a series of forward-leaning programming and research that addresses key economic, business, and development issues in Africa and in U.S.-Africa relations.

Celebrating New Talent, Summer 2015

August 20, 2015
At the Canada Institute, we believe that supporting the research interests of our interns is integral to their development as future leaders. During their term in Washington, our interns support the research and programming efforts of the Institute, but we also encourage them to conduct research on topics of interest to them. By the time they head back to school, we want each one to leave with an independent publication of their own that we publish on our website and share with our mailing list.

Violent Crime Plagues Businesses in Mexico – An Expert Take

August 19, 2015
Beyond the human tragedy wrought by violent crime, its detrimental effects on businesses and economies can also devastate communities. This expert take explores those effects on businesses in Mexico.

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