U.S. National Security News

China Defense Chief and Hagel Need to Find Balance for Pacific

Aug 23, 2013
Top leaders in both China and the US are concerned about the growing strategic rivalry between the two countries. They are conscious of the historical examples, where the clash of interests between rising powers and established powers has precipitated bloody conflicts. They have endorsed the concept of trying to create a new model of major power relations between China and the US that can prevent history from repeating itself. Whether this will be possible remains to be seen

Eric L. Olson Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Jul 20, 2013
Olson joined a panel of experts in testifying before the U.S. House Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere on regional security cooperation in Central America.

Tragedy in Afghanistan, Farce in Qatar

Jul 10, 2013
Senior program associate Michael Kugelman laments the sad state of the war in Afghanistan--and the efforts to negotiate and end to it.

Latin American Program in the News: EE.UU, aguijoneado por el caso Snowden, amenaza con represalias a China, Rusia y países latinoamericanos

Jun 24, 2013
This article refers to comments made by Cynthia J. Arnson on the "direct consequences" of US relations with Latin American countries that aid Edward Snowden. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Saga Snowden: on ne provoque pas Washington impunément

Jun 24, 2013
Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the impact upon US relations with Latin American countries that offer asylum to Edward Snowden. This article is in French.

Latin American Program in the News: EE.UU. amenaza con represalias a China y Rusia por el caso Snowden

Jun 24, 2013
This article refers to comments made by Cynthia J. Arnson on the consequences for US relations with Latin American countries that grant asylum to Edward Snowden. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: US border technology remains flawed

Jun 06, 2013
Eric Olson’s comments on the security at the border between the U.S. and Mexico were quoted in this article.
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.
Homeland Security Officers

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.

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