North America News


When Thinking About Border Security, Should the U.S. Look North?

Apr 03, 2014
In this Context interview, an expert panel discussed the complexities in solving the problem of cross-border smuggling and increasing evidence linking the illicit tobacco network to terrorist funding, organized crime networks, and illegal movements of narcotics, weapons, and people.

New publications by NPIHP Scholars

Apr 03, 2014
Jo-Ansie van Wyk publishes a new article titled "Atoms, Apartheid, and the Agency: South Africa’s relations with the IAEA, 1957-1995” in Cold War History and Ori Rabinowitz released her new book Bargaining on Nuclear Tests: Washington and its Cold War Deals.

Snowden's Ill-Deserved 'Fifteen Minutes'

Mar 27, 2014
Absent a clearly defined framework, Snowden's hemorrhaging leaks keep our Intelligence Community playing defense, writes Jane Harman.

Alternative North Americas

Mar 27, 2014
Since 9/11 and the Iraq war, relations between Canada and the United States have slowly deteriorated, forcing some to question the future of the world's largest bilateral trading relationship. David Jones, former U.S. foreign service officer, pulls no punches as he explores the growing differences between Canada and the United States.

The Serious Costs of Weak CIA Oversight

Mar 21, 2014
Using executive power that is unfettered by congressional and court review has serious costs, writes Jane Harman.

Business and the Environment: What’s Trending?

Mar 17, 2014
In this Context interview, Larry Pearl, Director of Environmental News at Bloomberg BNA, discussed issues that are of most interest to his clients, how the business community views climate change, and a regulatory issue that may be rising in prominence.

David Jacobson New Co-Chair of Wilson Center Canada Institute Advisory Board

Mar 07, 2014
David Jacobson, former U.S. Ambassador to Canada, is the new U.S. co-chair of the Wilson Center's Canada Institute Advisory Board. He will join Canadian co-chair Hugh MacKinnon, chairman and chief executive officer at the law firm Bennett Jones. Together, Jacobson and MacKinnon will lead the Canada Institute’s long-term strategic direction and fundraising.

U.S. Energy Independence: A New American Narrative?

Feb 28, 2014
In this episode of REWIND, a panel of experts discussed the possibility of America freeing itself from dependence on foreign energy. Afterwards, Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Daniel Yergin provided additional commentary on the topic.

A Conversation with Jeh Johnson

Feb 28, 2014
This episode of REWIND features Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson.

Diversity by Design

Feb 07, 2014
Arlington, VA and Markham Ontario aren’t just ‘celebrating’ diversity, they’re using policy to plan it.