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Southeast Asia: A New Security Arena Takes Shape

Over the past three decades, Washington has arguably overlooked the international strategic importance of Southeast Asia more than any other region. Nevertheless, according to Marvin Ott, adjunct professor at Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies and Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar, the prevalent mood governing relations in Southeast Asia, and Asia in general, is one of intense realpolitik, and deserves American attention. Interstate politics in Asia are beset by mutual suspicion, rivalry, and the search for security above all else.

UQAM Conference: Fences, Walls, and Borders: State of Insecurity? (Montréal)

International Conference at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM)
Tuesday, May 17th and Wednesday, May 18th 2011

Mixed Signals at the Border: The Future of U.S.-Canada Preclearance Programs

Kathryn Bryk Friedman, University at Buffalo

Anne Drost, Fasken Martineau

Larry Ehl, Washington State's Department of Transportation

Paul Haddow, Canadian Border Services Agency

Kirk Lanz, Booz Allen Hamilton

Kevin McAleenan, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP)

Ron Rienas, Peace Bridge Authority

Trilateral Security Cooperation in North America

Security cooperation in North America improves our capacity to respond to a variety of shared issues, said Vice Admiral A.B. Donaldson, commander of Canada Command at a conference hosted by the Canada Institute, Mexico Institute, and the Virginia Military Institute. The program brought together leaders from the government, military, and academia in a timely, tri-national discussion of North American security cooperation.

Border Challenges and Regional Solutions: 2010 Olympics and the Pacific Northwest Experience

The Woodrow Wilson Center's Canada Institute, in collaboration with the Pacific NorthWest Economic Region (PNWER), the Canadian American Business Council, and Western Washington University's Border Policy Research Institute, held a conference on February 24, 2009, exploring how Northern border states and Canadian provinces are developing regional solutions to meet federal border mandates in a manner that balances efficiency, economic, and security objectives.

Cooperation at the Canada-U.S. Border: Confronting Challenges and Measuring Progress

Meeting the challenge of complying with the provisions of the Western Hemisphere Travel Initiative (WHTI) while maintaining the free-flow of goods, services, and people across the border, remains a daunting challenge for both the Canadian and U.S. governments. On Thursday, December 4, the Canada Institute hosted a meeting exploring how northern states and Canadian provinces have worked bilaterally to meet new U.S. travel requirements. The event featured a keynote luncheon with remarks from Stewart Baker, Assistant Secretary for Policy of the U.S. Department on Homeland Security.

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