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Wilson Center Experts Provide Reaction and Analysis on the President's Address on Syria

A Glimmer of Hope on Syria---Robin Wright

'Challenges to Democracy in the Western Hemisphere': Cynthia Arnson Testifies before House Foreign Affairs Sub-committee on Western Hemisphere

Cindy Arnson, Director for the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on challenges to democracy in the Western Hemisphere.

Watch the live webcast below:

 

Chairman Salmon on the hearing:

Pakistan's Sectarian Meltdown

Last month, militants murdered [3] nine foreign mountain climbers at a base camp on Pakistan’s Nanga Parbat peak.

Many observers noted that it was the first attack of its kind. But in fact, one aspect of the attack—which received little news coverage—was depressingly familiar.

Congress & the President at War: Checks or Imbalance?

Congress has long been criticized for abdicating its war powers' responsibilities to the president. Is this still the case, and if so, why?  Does Congress tend to push back more after a war has drug on for a long time and does this reflect the war weariness of the public?  These just are some of the questioins this panel will explore.

With This Redo, Do It Right

The celebratory fireworks at Tahrir Square are likely to be short-lived. The next year may well be more turbulent for Egypt than the last one, with greater political tension and economic trauma.

AUMF: Reasserting the Role of Congress

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The law that authorized U.S. forces to act against terrorists after 9/11 is once again up for debate. The Authorization for Use of Military Force (AUMF) is seen by many as no longer applicable to a conflict that has moved beyond those responsible for 9/11. The enemy and the nature of the conflict have changed: is it time for the U.S. to revise or repeal the AUMF?

Going Beyond AGOA: Ideas for a Trans-Atlantic Partnership with Africa

This is an ambitious but realistic & practical way to enhance AGOA by not just ensuring prompt and seamless renewal of U.S. market access provisions for African imports, but also promoting a level playing field for U.S. investment in Africa and encouraging American participation in sub Saharan Africa’s regional infrastructural development.

2013 U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Innovation and Cooperation Awards

The Border Research Partnership is proud to announce the call for entries to participate in the 2013 U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Innovation and Cooperation Awards. The Awards annually honor cross-border innovation and cooperation experiences (represented by programs or projects) in the areas of public security, local economic development, transportation planning, environmental projects, education, health, and culture and the arts, amongst other areas of the US-Mexico border relations.

Cybersecurity in Your Neighborhood: Why Public-Private Partnerships Matter

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The nation’s critical infrastructure is at risk. Communications systems, electrical power, transportation, even water supplies, face both physical and digital threats.

Cities without Suburbs

On this episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center we turn our attention to the newest edition of a book that looks at the intersection of cities and their suburbs and suggests that the solutions to many urban problems may be found there. Our guests are David Rusk, a former mayor of Albuquerque, New Mexico  and the author of the book, “Cities without Suburbs.”  Also Blair Ruble, Director of the Wilson Center’s Global Sustainability and Resilience Program.

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