U.S. Domestic Policy

Integrating North America's Energy Markets: A Call for Action

In February 2014, the leaders of the three North American nations met in Toluca, Mexico, and determined a range of measures to enhance regional competitiveness, including new initiatives on transportation infrastructure, borders and research cooperation.

The FARC and Colombia's Illegal Drug Trade

The crisis of Colombia’s peace process occasioned by the FARC kidnapping of General Rubén Darío Alzate appears to be drawing to an end, with numerous reports indicating his release is imminent.

The FARC’s action exposed once again the deep polarization within Colombia over the peace talks and the profound distrust of the FARC by nearly all sectors of public opinion.

Jane Harman Discusses the Eric Garner Case and Failed Attempt to Rescue Luke Sommers

Jane Harman appeared on Fox News Sunday as part of two panel discussions: one on race issues following the decision not to indict any officers in the death of Eric Garner, and another on the failed attempt to rescue American journalist Luke Somers.

 

Escuche aquí a Cynthia J. Arnson. Habla de las medidas de Obama sobre seguridad ciudadana en EE.UU.

RCN La Radio interviews Program Director Cynthia Arnson on President Obama’s citizen security measures.

This interview is in Spanish.

To listen to the interview, click here.

Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

Washington History Seminar
Historical Perspectives on International and National Affairs

Waking from the Dream: the Struggle for Civil Rights in the Shadow of Martin Luther King

David Chappell
UNIVERSITY OF OKLAHOMA

Media, M.D.

After almost two months of screaming newspaper headlines and wall-to-wall cable television coverage about the Ebola outbreak, a calm descended over the media in late October. On Oct. 30, the Washington Post's front page carried the headline, "New Cases of Ebola Declining, WHO Says." The next day, the same real estate carried stories about the war in Syria and the CEO of Apple, Inc. Over the same two days, Ebola was nowhere to be found on the front page of the New York Times.

Congress Rising: Obama, Iraq, Syria and the Use of Force

The Takeaways:

1.      While President Obama was well within his constitutional rights to order airstrikes in early August, he has since claimed that the U.S. is now on “the offensive” against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL). As such, the focus is no longer on protecting U.S. citizens against a credible threat and the President must gain approval from Congress in order to continue the U.S. campaigns in Iraq and Syria.

The First Binational Forum on Migration and the Right to an Identity

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and the Be Foundation were pleased to host the First Binational Forum on Migration and the Right to an Identity: The Double Invisibility of Mexican Migrants in light of Potential U.S. Immigration Reform. The forum provided for the analysis and discussion of the phenomenon of immigrants whose births went unregistered and who, as a result, lack proof of identity and nationality.

FDR Was The Last Great President. Let's Never Have Another

Who was the last great president of the United States? Well, if you're not on Social Security, you wouldn't be old enough to have seen one, says author Aaron David Miller, Wilson Center vice president and distinguished scholar. In his new book, The End of Greatness: Why America Can't Have (and Doesn't Want) Another Great President, Miller concludes that we've had three great leaders:

Teleconference--Ebola: What's Next?

Ebola is now a global crisis and last week it entered the United States. How are healthcare systems and humanitarian groups responding to the crisis and is the virus really under control? 

Below is a summary of the conversation with our experts Dr. Monde Muyangwa, Dr. Anthony Fauci, and Dr. William Schaffner.

The Takeaways:

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