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Latest US Nuclear Strategy Calls for Fewer, but Newer, Nuke Weapons

Oct 03, 2008
A recently released report, National Security and Nuclear Weapons in the 21st Century, outlines a strategy that the US secretaries of Defense and Energy believe will allow the US to maintain a small but effective nuclear force. Wilson Center Public Policy Scholar William Eldridge comments on the strategy.

<i>Time Magazine</i> highlights three environmentalists working in China as "Heroes of the Environment"

Oct 03, 2008
OCTOBER 2008 - Time Magazine's list of environmental heroes for 2008 features articles on Peter Head, a British engineer building an eco-city in China, Wang Yongchen, a Chinese environmental activist, and Peggy Liu, head of the Chinese NGO, Joint U.S.-China Cooperation on Clean Energy (JUCCCE).

Fellow Takes a Fresh Look at the Niger Delta "Story"

Oct 01, 2008
The oil-rich Niger Delta is in crisis and violence has intensified there in recent months. Wilson Center Fellow Deirdre LaPin, who lived in Nigeria for 13 years, is writing a book about this troubled area—a story of oil companies, governments, and society colliding—in the hopes that a balanced account will help lead to a solution.