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Leadership in the Asia-Pacific: The Road Ahead for Japan and the United States HELD IN TOKYO

Economic growth and stability in the Asia-Pacific is hardly a regional issue. The world at large has a major stake in ensuring peace and prosperity in the region, especially amid growing risks worldwide. In the fifth annual Japan-U.S. Joint Public Policy Forum to be held October 2 in Tokyo hosted by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation and the Wilson Center, experts from both countries will gather to discuss the outlook and challenges ahead for Japan and the United States to take leadership in the Asia-Pacific region. 

Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy

Sustaining U.S.-China Cooperation in Clean Energy (Wilson Center Publication) provides a governmental and private-sector overview of the complex dynamics of competition and cooperation behind U.S. and Chinese national efforts to develop their solar, wind, and other alternative energy industries. It assesses systemic differences in clean energy policy between the United States and China and identifies areas of congruence as well as disparity.

Robert Litwak on President Obama's Address on Syria

In his address on Syria, President Obama stated that “a failure to stand against the use of chemical weapons would … embolden Assad’s ally, Iran -- which must decide whether to ignore international law by building a nuclear weapon, or to take a more peaceful path.” The emerging conventional wisdom is that the Obama administration’s enforcement of the “red line” with Syria would bolster its ability to address the Iranian nuclear crisis.

Aaron Miller on President Obama's Address on Syria

President Barack Obama's speech to the American public Monday night was eloquent and forceful. But given the odds arrayed against him -- some of his own making -- the persuader in chief likely won't make the sale.

Indeed, it's likely that none of the other great communicators and explainers -- Franklin Roosevelt, Ronald Reagan and Bill Clinton -- could have either. And here's why:

Border Drug Busts Putting Strain On Texas County's Budget


By The Numbers:

• Roughly 8 out of 10 people busted in the Border Patrol's Big Bend sector between 2005 and 2011 were Americans caught at a checkpoint.

• Eighty-eight percent of the seizures – mostly marijuana – at Sierra Blanca, the sector's largest station, were traffic stops for amounts below drug-trafficking thresholds.

• Three out of 4 people the U.S. Border Patrol catches with drugs nationwide are U.S. citizens.

Current Immigration and Integration Debates in Germany and the United States: What We Can Learn from Each Other

Former Public Policy Scholar Spencer P. Boyer compares immigration and integration debates in Germany and the United States in a policy paper co-authored with Victoria Pardini.

Cities without Suburbs: A Census 2010 Perspective

Cities without Suburbs, first published in 1993, has influenced analysis of America’s cities by city planners, scholars, and citizens alike. David Rusk, the former mayor of Albuquerque, argues that America must end the isolation of the central city from the suburbs if it is to solve its urban problems.

'Regional Security Cooperation: An Examination of the Central America Regional Security Initiative and the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative': Eric Olson Testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Sub-committee on the Western Hemisphere

Eric Olson, Associate Director for the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.



"Regional Security Cooperation: An Examination of the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI) And the Caribbean Basin Security Initiative (CBSI)"

House Committee on Foreign Affairs/Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere