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U.S. Defense Policymakers Should Focus on Demography, Says Expert

Feb 26, 2009
FEBRUARY 2009—New ECSP Report Article Names Four Trends to Watch: Youthful Populations, Changes in Military Personnel, International Migration, and Urbanization

"The Foundation of Interrogation" Is Rapport, Not Torture

Feb 25, 2009
Relationship-building techniques helped U.S. interrogators obtain the intelligence that led to the June 2006 airstrike on Al Qaeda leader Abu Zusab al Zarqawi's safehouse in Iraq. Matthew Alexander, former Air Force Criminal Investigator, discusses his experience and his book, How to Break a Terrorist.

Cities after the Fall of Communism: Reshaping Cultural Landscapes and European Identity

Feb 25, 2009
A new book published by Woodrow Wilson Center Press examines cultural reorientation in post-1989 East Europe.

A Director's Forum with F.W. de Klerk

Feb 24, 2009
At a Wilson Center Director's Forum, former South African President F.W. de Klerk discussed challenges in his country and across the continent. In a detailed Q&A session, he addressed Afro-pessimism, political transition, and the lack of cohesive international policy on Africa.

Responding to Civilian Suffering in Afghanistan

Feb 20, 2009
The UN reports that 2,118 civilians were killed in Afghanistan last year–the most since the end of Taliban rule in 2001. Erica Gaston, fellow at the Campaign for Innocent Victims in Conflict (CIVIC), explains how Afghan civilians can best be helped.