Conflict Resolution and Peacebuilding News

How to Soothe the Friction with China

May 29, 2013
In an article in The Indian Express, Asia Program Director Robert M. Hathaway argues that risk management and reduction should be a priority in Sino-Indian diplomacy following a potentially dangerous military standoff in Kashmir earlier this spring.

Japan's Disaster Relier Diplomacy: Fostering Military Cooperation in Asia

May 15, 2013
Japan scholar Hideshi Futori's paper on Japan's disaster relief diplomacy was published by the East-West Center. The full article can be accessed via: http://www.eastwestcenter.org/publications/japan%E2%80%99s-disaster-relief-diplomacy-fostering-military-cooperation-in-asia

Rediscovering the Umma

May 10, 2013
Ina Merdjanova, former Southeast Europe policy scholar, releases her latest monograph Rediscovering the Umma. "Ina Merdjanova discusses the conditions and role of Islam in relation to post-Ottoman nation-building, the communist period, and post-communist developments in the Balkans, focusing in particular on the remarkable transformations experienced by Muslim communities after the end of the Cold War. Amidst multiple structural and cultural transitions, they sought to renegotiate their place and reclaim their Islamic identities in formally secular legal and normative environments, mostly as minorities in majority-Christian societies." (Oxford University Press)

Latin American Program in the News: Peace with FARC possibly within reach

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arson remarks upon the encouraging prospects of a negotiated peace agreement between the Colombian government and the FARC while addressing the concerns that lay ahead.

Latin American Program in the News: Obama begins bilateral meeting with Peña Nieto

May 06, 2013
Associate Eric L. Olson comments on concerns shared by U.S. officials regarding the new Mexican government, which seems less inclined to provide the same level of deep cooperation with U.S. law enforcement officers in cracking down on bi-national arms trafficking. This was also published in NorthJersey and in Tico Times.

Latin American Program in the News: Neighbors in Arms

May 06, 2013
Associate Colby Goodman discusses arms trafficking between the United States and Central America and the nefarious impact that it is having on the region's overall security.

Latin American Program in the News: Central America struggles to unite for Obama trip

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Associate Director Eric Olson comment on internal rivalries between Central American nations regarding security-oriented foreign aid and the concern that has gripped the White House concerning the region's deterioration in security. This was also published in the Hufftington Post, the Daily Journal, The Examiner, ABC News, Yahoo Finance, The Guardian, TimesOnline, Caribbean Business, and many other media outlets.

Latin American Program in the News: Centroamérica, soluciones lejanas pese a viaje de Obama

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson expounds upon security concerns within Central America. (In Spanish)

Latin American Program in the News: Central American leaders must step up to ensure security

May 06, 2013
Director Cynthia J. Arnson and Associate Director Eric Olson comment on endemic social exclusion and the lack of opportunities for youth as tasks that should be shared by the international community with Central American countries taking a leading role to combat them.

East European Studies Short-term Research Scholarships

May 02, 2013
The Wilson Center's European Studies Program is now accepting applications for the EES Short-term Grant competition, which is open to academic experts and practitioners, including advanced graduate students, engaged in specialized research requiring access to Washington, DC and its research institutions. Grants are for one month and include residence at the Wilson Center. Candidates must be U.S. citizens, in order to be considered eligible for this grant opportunity. The deadline for this grant cycle is: June 1, 2013.

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