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Book Preview: In "War and Conflict in Africa," GWU Scholar Skeptical That Natural Resources Play a Leading Role

Nov 30, 2011
In "War and Conflict in Africa," Paul Williams evaluates which factors explain the frequency of conflict in Africa during the post-Cold War era and how the international community has tried to build peace and prevent future conflict.

Choke Point: The World’s Looming Water Crisis

Nov 30, 2011
On this week’s episode of dialogue, we take a look at growing threats to the world’s fresh water supply caused by pollution and climate change. Joining us to discuss this vitally important issue is Jennifer Turner, director of the Wilson Center’s China Environment Forum. We’re also joined by Keith Schneider, senior editor for Circle of Blue. He previously served as a New York Times national correspondent.
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WILSON CENTER RECOMMENDS SWEEPING CHANGES IN TROUBLED PAKISTAN AID PROGRAM

Nov 29, 2011
Wilson Center launches report on U.S. civilian assistance to Pakistan

Australia Declassifies Documents on US Nuclear Posture Review

Nov 29, 2011
Recently declassified Australian Department of Defence documents detail Australia's contributions to the 2010 US Nuclear Posture Review (NPR) as well as official analysis of the NPRs effects on Australian security following the report's April 2010 release.

Exorcizing the Islamic Ghost Haunting North Africa

Nov 29, 2011
The victory of moderate Islamist parties in parliamentary elections, first in Tunisia and now in Morocco, confirms the most significant change wrought so far by the Arab revolts of this past year-- their emergence into the mainstream of Arab politics as leading players. Whether these elections will exorcize the “Islamic ghost” haunting North Africa, Europe, and the United States remains to be seen, but initial signs are mostly promising.

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