Security and Defense News

Donga Daily article covers release of NKIDP Critical Oral History Conference transcript

Jan 07, 2011
An article carried in Korea's Donga Daily highlights new findings from a recently published NKIDP book, Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula: 1968-1969 from the History and Public Policy Program Critical Oral History Conference Series.

New NKIDP publication: "Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula, 1968-1969: A Critical Oral History"

Jan 01, 2011
NKIDP is pleased to announce its latest publication entitled, Crisis and Confrontation on the Korean Peninsula: 1968-1969, from the History and Public Policy Program's Critical Oral History Conference Book Series.

Wilson Center Convenes Broad Bipartisan Coalition Crafting New Global Engagement Organization

Dec 09, 2010
On Monday, December 13, the Wilson Center will convene a large, bipartisan coalition that is drafting a business plan for a new independent organization for public diplomacy and strategic communications. The effort is part of the Center's Strengthening America's Global Engagement (SAGE), Initiative launched in September to act on the recommendation of more than a dozen major studies conducted since 9/11 to form such an organization. The business plan will determine in detail the mission, structure, programs, target markets, and budget of the organization.

Tread Lightly With Pakistan's Lashkars

Jul 16, 2009
As Pakistan's army prepares for an assault on the tribal area of South Waziristan, Islamabad may be looking to strengthen its links with tribal militias, or lashkars. This would be a mistake, writes the Asia Program's Michael Kugelman. He explains why close associations with lashkars pose grave risks.

Op-ed: Security. U.S.-Mexico Cooperation: A New Opportunity?

Jul 01, 2009
The new U.S. administration probably did not expect to focus as much attention on Mexico early in the term, but it is hard to remember a period of such intense activity between the two countries.

Challenges From Pakistan

May 18, 2009
Pakistan has become the supreme challenge for American foreign policy, says Wilson Center Director Lee Hamilton. We must state our objective in Pakistan clearly, better integrate our military and civilian efforts to build Pakistani capabilities, and increase our non-military assistance to Pakistan.

Obama's AF-PAK Strategy: The Change and the Continuing Challenge

May 04, 2009
Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar Riaz Khan discusses the Obama administration's Afghanistan-Pakistan strategy.

Pakistan: Politics and People

May 04, 2009
Pakistan's efforts to modernize are threatened by a dramatic rise in extremist activities as terrorist groups find refuge in the mountains. A series of experts weigh in on the nation's political and security issues.

Cries of Anguish: A Report on Pakistan's FATA

Apr 16, 2009
Pakistan's volatile Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) are too dangerous for most outsiders to access, and little information on the area leaves the region. Khalid Aziz, director of institutional capacity-building for the FATA Secretariat, screens a documentary and discusses the area's beleaguered development.

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