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Book Review: "Plundered Nations? Successes and Failures in Natural Resource Extraction"

Nov 18, 2011
In many resource rich countries, natural assets have not led to development. Plundered Nations?, edited by Paul Collier and Anthony Venables, lays out a series of decisions that need to be got “sufficiently right” for the depletion of natural assets to be converted into sustained development.

CWIHP Welcomes New Scholar Zhao Jike

Nov 17, 2011
CWIHP is pleased to welcome new scholar Zhao Jike to the Wilson Center. During his time at the Center, his research will focus on the United States Information Agency and its role in implementing US policy towards the Soviet Union between 1953 and 1963.

As Super Committee Deadline Nears, Game Gives Public Chance to Balance the Budget

Nov 17, 2011
With only eight days until the budget super committee's Thanksgiving deadline, and little sign of progress toward its US$1.2 trillion in budget savings, ordinary Americans have been trying to balance the budget - playing a new game, Budget Hero, over 1 million times.

Follow the Money: Drug Crime, Money Laundering, and Regional Security in Central America

Nov 17, 2011
Newly elected President of Guatemala Otto Perez Molina promised a crackdown on crime and drug-related violence but faces rampant corruption and one of the lowest tax bases in the hemisphere. An exclusive interview with former Guatemalan Vice President Eduardo Stein about the challenges ahead for his country and its President.
Mara Drogan

Nuclear Boot Camp Participant Earns Ph.D. with Distinction

Nov 15, 2011
Nuclear Boot Camp participant Mara Drogan has completed her Ph.D. with distinction at the University at Albany. Her dissertation title is 'Atoms for Peace, US Foreign Policy, and the Globalization of Nuclear Technology, 1953-1960.'