Congress

Moynihan’s Moment & North Korean Sabre Rattling

On this episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center we look back at the legacy of the late great Senator Daniel Patrick Moynihan with the help of Gil Troy,  Professor of History at McGill University and the author of Moynihan’s Moment: America’s Fight Against Zionism as Racism. Also, joining us to remember her father is Maura Moynihan, daughter of Daniel Patrick Moynihan. In our second segment we speak with Asia Program Fellow Hazel Smith about continued North Korea sabre rattling towards the U.S.

Wilson Forum - U.S. Ambassadors to Mexico: The Relationship Through Their Eyes

On Wilson Forum  three former U.S. ambassadors to Mexico sit down with author and journalist Dolia Estévez to discuss her latest book, U.S. Ambassadors to Mexico: The Relationship Through Their Eyes.  The book offers a first-hand account of how U.S. ambassadors see their own role in this vital relationship. Panelists include John D.

Wilson Forum - From Cyber to Immigration, Terrorism to Disasters: Securing America in the Next Administration

On this episode of Wilson Forum U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano discusses her department’s plans to protect America in the years ahead from multiple threats including cyber-crime, terrorism, immigration, and natural disasters. The event is moderated by Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman.

 

The Gingrich Senators: The Roots of Partisan Warfare in Congress

The much venerated Senate of the mid-twentieth century is now a distant memory. Today senators routinely electioneer on the Senate floor, play games with the legislative process, and question each other’s motives. Sean M. Theriault documents how one group of senators has been at the forefront of the transformation—the “Gingrich Senators,” which he defines as those Republicans who previously served in the House after New Gingrich was first elected. He shows how the Gingrich Senators are more conservative and more likely to engage in partisan warfare than the other Republicans.

Latin American Program in the News: El futuro de las alianzas 'heredadas' por Chávez a Venezuela

Ahora que Chávez se ha ido, probablemente no haya nadie que tenga la influencia para seguir financiando a esta alianza. El país que más aporta a la ALBA es Venezuela, que contribuye con millones de dólares en asistencia para sus miembros y con petróleo a precios bajos.

Latin American Program in the News: The well-greased vote machine Chavez left

Across the nation, government vehicles cruise streets blasting salsa music and distributing campaign literature. Campaign billboards festoon the roofs of government buildings.

Latin American Program in the News: México y EU revisarán la Iniciativa Mérida

Según escribe Eric L. Olson, Investigador del Instituto México, del Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, en el Atlas de la Seguridad y la Defensa de México 2012, el primero, dedicado a la lucha contra el narcotráfico así como a la seguridad fronteriza acaparó el 64% del presupuesto e “implicó equipo de muy alto costo, como 21 aeronaves para el uso de las fuerzas militares y policiales”.

Building Partner Capacity in West Africa

“There is no better capacity building out there than a strong economy and a strong private sector doing business that people see opportunity in.” -- Congressman Adam Smith

Addressing Local Cooperation & Common Goals

Latin American Program in the News: Anti-US Accusations in Venezuela Seen as Campaign Rhetoric

Filibusters Sometimes Serve Purposes

GOP Sen. Everett McKinley Dirksen of Illinois was asked by a reporter in 1964, when he was minority leader, what he thought of a proposed change in filibuster rules. “Well,” he replied in his distinctive basso profundo, “Ha, ha, ha; and, I might add, ho, ho, ho.”

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