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Climate Change Adaptation and Peacebuilding in Africa: An Adaptation Partnership Workshop Report

On Thursday, November 1 and Friday November 2, 2012, USAID and the U.S. Department of State, in partnership with the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Institute for Security Studies (Africa Program, Project on Leadership and Building State Capacity and the Environmental Change and Security Program), and IRG/Engility, convened a select group of experts, practitioners, and policymakers from both the United States and Africa in Washington, DC for a conference focused on the third area of concern – climate change adaptation (CCA) and peacebuilding in Africa.

NPIHP Releases Largest Collection of Documents on the History of South Africa's Nuclear Program

NPIHP is pleased to announce the largest ever release of documents on South Africa’s nuclear history.

The Quarterly Report: Is Democracy Worth It?

On this episode of Dialogue at the Wilson Center we explore the latest issue of the Wilson Center’s flagship publication, the Wilson Quarterly with the help of its editor, Steve Lagerfeld.

Postponed: Improving Health and the Environment Through Integrated System Approaches

This event is postponed due to inclement weather. Check back for a new date.

How Should America Respond to Economic Opportunities in Africa?

U.S. policy toward Africa has been on autopilot for much of the past four years, following a laundry list of good intentions that established priorities for Africa’s well-being and U.S. security interests. However, a truly sustainable and forward-looking U.S. policy toward Africa should refocus attention on Africa’s opportunity as an economic powerhouse of the future, a strategy that combines both domestic self-interest and an opportunity to help Africa move forward.

South Africa’s Policy Challenges in the Next Four Years

Thoughts for the Future

“We need to change the country and the economy in a way that everybody will be a beneficiary of it” maintained Reverend Chikane. Together with smart politics and economic and social policy, South Africa may well be in a position to confront its challenges at home and abroad.

Why Focus on the Next Four Years?