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Alfredo Achar and Miguel Mancera honored at Woodrow Wilson Center Awards Ceremony in Mexico City

Mar 03, 2010
On March 2, 2010, Alfredo Achar Tussie, founder and chairman of Comex, and Miguel Mancera Aguayo, former governor of the Bank of Mexico, received the internationally prestigious Woodrow Wilson Awards at a ceremony held in Mexico City. Two of Mexico's most distinguished and deserving leaders, they join a select international circle of recipients from government, business, science, the arts, and beyond, who have worked tirelessly to improve the quality of life of those in their own communities and beyond. Mexico Institute Advisory Board Member Eduardo Cepeda served as dinner chair. More information can be found here.

Is Russia Reemerging as an Energy Empire?

Mar 02, 2010
Despite some similarities between Soviet energy policies and those of today's Russia, Wilson Center Fellow Stacy Closson explains why she believes Russia is not reemerging as an energy empire.

U.S.-Russian Relations: The Legacy of Jackson-Vanik

Mar 02, 2010
While some Central and East European countries "graduated" from the amendment in recent years, Russia remains subject to an annual compliance waiver, which has complicated U.S.-Russian trade relations. Those who defend Jackson-Vanik argue it remains an important symbol of freedom and democracy. This March 2010 Centerpoint article discusses the 4 February 2010 conference on the Jackson-Vanik amendment, where experts honored the legacy and debated the relevance of Jackson-Vanik in today's world.

Jackson-Vanik in Today's World

Mar 02, 2010
"Jackson-Vanik has become a bit of a political football whose lofty ideals at times have been dragged into more everyday trade disputes. Russia no doubt will "graduate" from Jackson-Vanik at some point in the future, most likely as part of its World Trade Organization accession process," according to Kennan Institute Deputy Director William E. Pomeranz.

Iranian Threat to Destroy Israel Doesn't Hold Up

Feb 25, 2010
What if Israel's leaders and pundits had reacted to the Iranian nuclear program in a completely different way than they actually have? In an op-ed published in Haaretz, Public Policy Scholar Avner Cohen questions his country's treatment of the Iranian nuclear issue.