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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.”

Rand Paul is Right

Many disagree with Sen. Rand Paul on many issues, but he is spot-on about the need for a crystal clear framework regarding the domestic and international use of drones.

Inside the United States, without exception, an American suspected of plotting a terror attack should never be targeted by an armed drone. Period.

Rand Paul was right to end the 13-hour filibuster after getting a letter from Attorney General Eric Holder that provided modest clarification about presidential authority over drone use in the United States.

Celebrating the Legacy of Daniel Patrick Moynihan: The Launch of "Moynihan's Moment," a New Book by Gil Troy

On November 10, 1975, the General Assembly of United Nations passed Resolution 3379, which declared Zionism a form of racism. Afterward, a tall man with long, graying hair, horned-rim glasses, and a bowtie stood to speak. He pronounced his words with the rounded tones of a Harvard academic, but his voice shook with outrage: "The United States rises to declare, before the General Assembly of the United Nations, and before the world, that it does not acknowledge, it will not abide by, it will never acquiesce in this infamous act."

Rubber-Band Politics' Snapback Sting

A rubber band is a continuous elastic cord designed to hold things together. If stretched too far, it either breaks or slips in a stinging snapback. In either case, the bundle falls apart. Congress and the White House have been playing rubber-band politics with budget issues for the past two years, hoping to hold things together with new gimmicks that only cause further stretching of the band.

Latin American Program in the News: News brief

Cynthia Arnson, director of the Woodrow Wilson Center’s Latin America Program, has authored an in-depth policy brief (.pdf) outlining the major issues in the hemisphere for President Obama to tackle as he enters his second term.

Latin American Program in the News: Latin America's Cold War History

This provocative book, like other recent Cold War scholarship on Latin America, ascribes centrality to the actions, ideologies, and interests of Latin Americans

The Wilson Center Launches the Woodrow Wilson Foreign Policy Fellowship Program

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars is launching a new foreign-policy fellowship meant to help congressional staffers smarten up on foreign policy.

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