United States News
Jul 18, 2014
Why are we still experiencing the kinds of migration and dysfunctional state institutions that we’ve been trying to fix since the 1980s? According to Cynthia Arnson and Eric Olson who each testified before the Senate this week, to be successful, the United States must address the most important drivers of this flow and focus on improving the quality of democratic governance, citizen security, and inclusive development in Central America.
Jul 15, 2014
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. Senate Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs on examining and addressing the root causes behind the rise in apprehensions at the southern border
Jul 14, 2014
Why do United States and Canada—while so close and seemingly so similar—remain different in so many ways? A new volume titled Canada and the United States: Differences that Count, edited by Canada Institute Director David N. Biette and David M. Thomas, looks at the similarities and differences between the two countries to help us learn from one another's experiences.
Latin American Program in the News: Ad campaign denying legalization aimed at parents of children surging across border
Jul 02, 2014
Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the new ad campaign that is being implemented throughout Central America in an attempt to stop the influx of young migrants into the United States. The campaign aims to correct false rumors about immigration to the United States in hopes that fewer families will send their children across the border.
Jun 23, 2014
"Cities around the world have become agglomerations of ethnicities, religions, classes, and nationalities. Creating socially sustainable cities that can accommodate migrants and their diversity requires policies that nurture shared identity and maintain spaces whose use can be shared by everybody, promoting a pragmatic pluralism and a culture of tolerance," writes Blair Ruble.
Jun 19, 2014
"Radio Free Europe and Radio Liberty: The CIA Years and Beyond" by CWIHP Senior Scholar A. Ross Johnson has been published in Polish for the first time.
Jun 18, 2014
Americans and Chinese, like peoples everywhere, have dreams. Chinese President Xi Jinping frequently refers to the China dream of the great renewal of the Chinese nation; while American dream has focused primarily on personal freedom and equal opportunity to better one's position in life. People in both China and the United States worry whether Chinese and American dreams are compatible, writes former U.S. Ambassador to China, J. Stapleton Roy.
Latin American Program in News: "Joe Biden iniciará gira por Centroamérica para evitar el éxodo de menores hacia EE.UU."
Jun 18, 2014
Latin American Program director Cynthia J. Arnson is interviewed in this segment about Vice-President Joe Biden's trip to Central America regarding unaccompanied minors traveling to the United States. This video is in Spanish.
Jun 16, 2014
As Iraq chaos worsens, Washington and Tehran have started using the same language. Robin Wright examines new possibilities for the two countries to work together.
Jun 13, 2014
On Tuesday, May 13, 2014, Eugene K. Lawson, Chairman and CEO of Lawson International, Inc., and Paul Rodzianko, Chairman of the Hermitage Museum Foundation (USA), were presented with the Woodrow Wilson Award at the Kennan Institute’s Davis Dinner. The event commemorated the Wilson Center’s 40th anniversary.