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Op-ed: Five myths about Mexico's drug war

Mar 28, 2010
In Mexico last week, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton lamented the "cycle of violence and crime that has impacted communities on both sides of the border" and pledged continued U.S. engagement. With Washington's support, the Mexican government has been pursuing an aggressive multiyear campaign to confront criminal groups tied to the drug trade. To understand those efforts' chances of success, let's look beyond common misperceptions about Mexico's plight.

Mexico Institute Re-Launches Security Cooperation Portal

Mar 19, 2010
The Woodrow Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is deeply saddened by the violence that this weekend took the lives of dozens of Mexicans and, for the first time, of Americans connected to the U.S. Consulate in Ciudad Juarez. In keeping with the Mexico Institute's goal to promote greater understanding between our two countries, today we re-launch our Security Cooperation Portal, covering joint efforts to confront organized crime and to strengthen the rule of law in the United States and Mexico.

New Research and Conference Program on Contemporary Asian Studies

Mar 18, 2010
The National Bureau of Asian Research (NBR) and the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars are partnering to launch a major national research and conference program. The program will select a premier group of National Asia Research Associates and Fellows, nominated by U.S. research organizations and higher learning institutions with top programs on Asia.

Two Democracies: Defining the Essence of India-U.S. Partnership

Mar 17, 2010
The India-U.S. relationship is one with "boundless possibilities for mutual benefit," according to Her Excellency Nirupama Rao. The Wilson Center recently hosted Rao, India's foreign secretary, at a Director's Forum co-sponsored by the Asia Program and the Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry.

UK Military Shares U.S. Concerns About Climate's Security Threats

Mar 17, 2010
Rear Admiral Neil Morisetti, the United Kingdom's Climate Security Envoy, writes about the similarities between UK and U.S. perspectives on the national security implications of climate change in a piece also published on the Environmental Change and Security Program's blog, New Security Beat.