Wilson Center News

Next Deadline for George F. Kennan Fellowship Competition Approaching

Sep 01, 2015
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.

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Are there any reasons for hope in the Middle East? Maybe.

Aug 27, 2015
"By threatening everyone, including the Iranians and the Russians, Islamic State will have succeeded in uniting all to defeat it. Yet the price down the road for both countries will be increased pressure to abandon the Assad regime," write Henri Barkey and David Gordon.

Obama's Failure to Learn in the Middle East

Aug 26, 2015
"Whether you count yourself a fan of President Barack Obama's Middle East policies or a foe, one thing should be stunningly obvious by now: A good part of the president's foreign policy travails in this region stem from a pattern of needlessly high-flying rhetoric," writes Aaron David Miller.

Diplomacy at the Top of the World

Aug 26, 2015
Wilson Center Global Fellow Ken Yalowitz, James F. Collins, and Ross Virginia discuss the need for constructive cooperation and dialogue between Russia and the West on important issues in the Arctic.
Webcast

Panic Over China’s “Black Monday”

Aug 26, 2015
Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow Kent Hughes comments on the potential for panic in reaction to China’s “Black Monday” stock market woes.
Webcast

U.S. Flag Raised over Cuban Embassy

Aug 25, 2015
In this edition of TRENDING, Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center,discusses the significance of this historic day in Havana for U.S.-Cuba relations.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.