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Canada Institute director David Biette LIVE on Dialogue: Sunday, April 7 at 10:30a (EST)

Apr 05, 2013
This week on Dialogue at the Wilson Center we present a discussion of America’s borders. We begin with a look northward. Our guest is the director of the Wilson Center’s Canada Institute David Biette. We also turn our sights south to the U.S.-Mexico border with Christopher Wilson, an associate with the Wilson Center’s Mexico Institute.

Canada Institute Advisory Board Co-Chair Paul Frazer discusses the new American ambassador to Canada, Bruce Heyman

Apr 04, 2013
Bruce Heyman, a longtime Obama fundraiser and Chicago-based partner at the investment firm Goldman Sachs, is to become the next U.S. ambassador to Canada.

The Future of Syria

Apr 04, 2013
"This is not just a Syria problem, this is a world problem. I think we have reached the tipping point. This opposition or what is good about it…has got to get more support from the United States and it has to be known that we are helping,” said Jane Harman on MSNBC's Morning Joe.
Three layers of fences separate the U.S. and Mexico along the border in San Diego December 9, 2005.

The New Reality at the Border

Apr 02, 2013
In this op-ed from the Los Angeles Times, Andrew Selee argues that illegal immigration is'nt what it used to be. As Congress debates immigration reform, it is worth taking a look at what's changed.

The Extrajudicial Use of Drones: The Need for a Post-9/11 Legal Framework

Apr 02, 2013
Jane Harman describes a possible legal framework for the use of drones in the Holt Lecture at the University of Pennsylvania Law School.

Extensive Collection of Declassified Materials Now Accessible, Searchable in New Digital Archive

Mar 28, 2013
The Wilson Center today launched a new Digital Archive of declassified official documents from nearly 100 different archives in dozens of different countries that provide fresh, unprecedented insights into the history of international relations and diplomacy.The new website features uniquely powerful new search tools, an intuitive user-interface, and new educational resources such as timelines, analysis from leading experts, and biographies of significant historical figures.

Remote-Control Warfare Requires Rules

Mar 21, 2013
While the means of combating terrorist threats may have changed, the end for preserving international security remains the same. We need strategies, not just tactics — and a necessary part of that equation is creating a durable legal structure for remote-control warfare that will secure buy-in from a global audience, writes Jane Harman in this op-ed.

Latin American Program in the News: US-Mexico gun trafficking grows

Mar 20, 2013
Latin American Program consultant, Colby Goodman, commented on a new study that has been recently published, which provides new conceptual tools for understanding the phenomenon of arms trafficking and potential approaches to stemming it.

Syria and the U.S. Role In the Middle East

Mar 20, 2013
The Obama administration is stepping up support for rebels in Syria’s civil war. Distinguished Scholar Robin Wright discusses U.S. leverage in Syria and America's role in the Middle East on the Diane Rehm Show.

With Claims of Chemical Warfare in Syria, Have We Reached a Tipping Point?

Mar 20, 2013
Jane Harman joins a panel on MSNBC’s Morning Joe to discuss the U.S. position on Syria in the context of reports of chemical weapons use and the 10-year anniversary of the Iraq War.

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