United States News

Next Deadline for George F. Kennan Fellowship Competition Approaching

Mar 01, 2016
The Kennan Institute seeks fellowship applicants from diverse, policy-oriented sectors such as media, business, local government, law, civil society, and academia to examine important political, social, economic, cultural, and historical issues in Russia, Ukraine, and the region.

Climate High on North American Energy Agenda

Feb 11, 2016
This week’s gathering in Winnipeg of energy ministers from the US, Canada, and Mexico has received little media attention, coming as it does in a period of stock market volatility and economic uncertainty. Yet there are reasons to be optimistic about the meeting’s potential to stimulate North American cooperation on energy issues – in particular, with developing a continental strategy to combat climate change.

The "Bridge to Nowhere" Now Connects the United States and Mexico

Feb 05, 2016
On February 4, Mexican President Enrique Peña Nieto and U.S. Secretaries of Homeland Security and Commerce are scheduled to inaugurate a new border crossing just south of El Paso, Texas and Ciudad Juárez, Chihuahua.

North America needs to pivot...to North America

Jan 29, 2016
In this U.S. election year, it is important to shift the conversation to the importance of U.S. relations with Mexico and Canada. This editorial, by the former Canadian ambassador to the U.S., the former Mexican ambassador to the U.S., and the former U.S. ambassador to Mexico, believes that their governments should focus on advancing trilateral relations in the business sector and improve collaboration in the security conversation over illegal trafficking, extremism, and terrorism. The Wilson Center will launch an initiative this year to highlight the importance of North American co-operation and provide proposals for action.

U.S.-Mexico Cooperation in Drug War

Jan 20, 2016
Duncan Wood talked with C-SPAN's Washington Journal about the recapture of El Chapo.

“El Chapo” Recaptured in Mexico

Jan 12, 2016
Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood discusses the capture of the drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán and the larger issues surrounding his arrest.

El Chapo Set to Be Extradited to the U.S.

Jan 12, 2016
Duncan Wood talks to CNNi about the arrest of El Chapo and the questions surrounding his interview with Sean Penn.

U.S.–China Relations in 2016: What to Expect

Jan 07, 2016
China’s stock market is making headlines in the early days of 2016. While economic issues will continue to be an important focus, Kissinger Institute Director Robert Daly provides a preview of what else we might expect in the realm of U.S.–China relations in the new year.

U.S. Markets Drop Amid Global Concerns

Jan 06, 2016
Wilson Center Global Europe Program Public Policy Fellow Kent Hughes describes the circumstances creating unrest in global markets.

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