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Divided Insurgents Unable to Prompt Mass Defections in Military

Feb 09, 2012
Syria’s opposition is still too fractured to pose a viable political alternative to President Bashar al-Assad, in spite of the mass killings of civilians in Homs and elsewhere, Wilson Center expert Robin Wright tells CNN’s Piers Morgan.

NKIDP welcomes new Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Yuree Kim

Feb 09, 2012
NKIDP is pleased to welcome Korea Foundation Junior Scholar Yuree Kim to the Woodrow Wilson Center . Her project is entitled The Influence of External Factors on the Reform and Opening in China and North Korea.

NKIDP and CWIHP welcome Wilson Center Korea Scholar Giwon Kwon

Feb 08, 2012
NKIDP and CWIHP are pleased to welcome Wilson Center Korea Scholar Giwon Kwon. His project is entitled The History of Inter-Korean Relations from the Late 1940s to the Present.
Trita Parsi

Iran-U.S. Ties Fray on Nuclear Concerns

Feb 08, 2012
The threat of military confrontation between Iran and the U.S. is real, as bilateral relations touch a low point on Iran’s pursuit of a nuclear weapon, says Trita Parsi, founder of the National Iranian American Council. A former Wilson Center public policy scholar, Parsi questions whether efforts to negotiate and engage with Iran have hastened conflict, making war a more real risk than under the Bush administration, which employed a more hardline approach to Iran.

Call for Entries: 2012 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Cross-Border Cooperation and Innovation

Feb 07, 2012
The Border Research Partnership announces its 2012 Awards for U.S.-Mexico Crossborder Collaboration and Innovation. The awards will honor bi-national collaboration and innovation in public safety, transportation planning, environmental stewardship, education, health, and the arts, among other fields.