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Latin American Program in the News: 'Si las Farc no piden perdón, proceso fracasa': Cristo

Jun 06, 2013
This article refers to the Latin American Program's event entitled "Transitional Justice in Colombia’s Peace Process," held on May 23, 2013.
A Free Syrian Army fighter takes cover during clashes with Syrian Army in the Salaheddine neighbourhood of central Aleppo August 7, 2012.

Syria: No Good Options

May 30, 2013
"Governing is about choosing. When America acts, it has to ask itself two questions, not just, can it accomplish it? If we wanted to unseat the Assads, we could do it. The question is not just that, it's what will it cost? It's the second question that always needs to accompany the first," said Aaron David Miller.

The Woodrow Wilson Center Announces 2013 – 2014 Fellowship Class

May 30, 2013
Jane Harman, director, president & CEO of the Wilson Center, is pleased to announce the members of the 2013-2014 fellowship class. The 21 fellows, most of whom are expected to start September 2013, include scholars and practitioners from the United States, Germany, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kyrgyzstan, the Netherlands, and New Zealand.
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The Other War on Terror

May 30, 2013
"Security and liberty are not a zero-sum game. We either get more or less of both....Curtailing tactics that inflame alienated populations, while enhancing techniques that help us find those among us who are radicalized, gives us far better odds of reducing risk," argues Jane Harman.

Latin American Program in the News: Firma alemana reconoce envío de armas a México

May 22, 2013
An article on a German company (Heckler & Koch) accused of illegal firearms sales to Mexico cites Colby Goodman's Wilson Center report on firearms trafficking. (in Spanish)

Bombs, Plots, and Laws

May 20, 2013
The Boston Marathon bombing highlighted two issues long debated by legislators and security professionals in the wake of 9/11 and the now infamous “Global War on Terror” initiated by President George W. Bush…

Syria: What's Really Happening

May 08, 2013
"In Syria, there are no good options, American credibility is at stake, and the pressures to act are considerable in the face of great uncertainties," writes Aaron David Miller in Salon.com.

Latin American Program in the News: In Latin America, Obama Stresses Partnership

May 07, 2013
Eric Olson was talked to NPR from Costa Rica where he witnessed the President Obama’s trip to San José.

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.

Obama's Syria Dilemma

Apr 30, 2013
President Obama is now faced with a dilemma: Defending his red line could undermine his carefully crafted strategy of steering clear of direct military involvement in the Syria crisis. Aaron David Miller notes several points the president should keep in mind as he grapples with this conundrum.

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