U.S. Foreign Policy

Live on C-SPAN: Laura Dawson and Duncan Wood on NAFTA and North American Relations

Laura Dawson, Director of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute, and Duncan Wood, Director of the Wilson Center's Mexico institute, sat down with C-SPAN to discuss the ongoing NAFTA renegotiation and relations between the U.S., Canada, and Mexico. 

WATCH HERE: www.c-span.org/video/?451641-3/washington-journal-laura-dawson-duncan-wood-discuss-nafta-us-canada-mexico-relations&live

A Hard Look at America after 9/11

9/11 is always a somber day: Names read at the stunning memorial at Ground Zero, bells tolling, commemorative events at the Pentagon and at Shanksville, Pa., which early today was the site of a poignant speech by President Trump.

A Preliminary Study of PRC Political Influence and Interference Activities in American Higher Education

U.S. colleges and universities create knowledge—and promote American well-being—through their exercise of academic freedom and openness. Openness demands that American universities admit the world’s best students, many of whom are Chinese. Academic freedom requires that all scholars in the United States respect principles of free inquiry and critical discourse, regardless of their countries of origin.

A Decade of U.S.-China Relations: From Engagement to Rivalry

After nearly 40 years of mutually beneficial interaction, the United States and China face domestic, international, and ideological challenges that increasingly set them at odds. A relationship that has been both competitive and cooperative is now viewed as fundamentally competitive in Beijing and Washington alike. There is no precedent to guide Chinese and Americans in managing a geostrategic competition between wealthy, deeply intertwined, heavily militarized superpowers.

Discussion with Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs, Ambassador Tibor Nagy

On Tuesday, August 21, 2018, the Wilson Center Africa Program hosted a discussion with Ambassador Tibor Nagy, the newly confirmed Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs. The event was an opportunity for the Assistant Secretary to introduce himself to and share his priorities for U.S.-Africa policy with the Africa-engaged community, and for him to hear their viewpoints, interests, and concerns about the current state and the way forward for U.S.-Africa policy and relations.

U.S.-Canada Relationship at the Crossroads

Does the Indo-Pacific Matter for Washington?

There is an old saying in Washington: “show me your budget and I’ll show you your strategy.” It means that resources–not rhetoric–are the key determinant of a country’s national security strategy, especially when they don’t match up. I recently participated in a private discussion of American thought leaders about how the United States could strengthen its approach to the South China Sea–an area of tremendous geopolitical significance in the broader U.S. competition with China.

Infographic | What Did AMLO Propose to Trump?

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