U.S. Politics News

The Return of Vladimir Putin and the Future of Russian Democracy

Jun 06, 2012
Vladimir Putin began his third term as president of Russia amidst protests and questions about his ability to lead the country at this critical juncture in its post-Soviet evolution. We spoke to one of his critics, who happens to be the great-granddaughter of former Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev.

"U.S.-Russian Relations: The Legacy of Jackson-Vanik" Collection Now Available

Jun 05, 2012
A landmark achievement for human rights, the Jackson-Vanik Amendment to the Trade Act of 1974 makes favorable trade status conditional on the freedom of emigration. Almost 40 years later, the amendment is still in effect for certain nations, including Russia, which has complicated the U.S.-Russia trade relationship.

A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950

May 21, 2012
The Cold War History Research Center in Budapest is pleased to announce it has recently published "A Chronology of the History of the Soviet Bloc, 1945-1991: Part 1, 1945-1950" edited by Csaba Bekes, founding director of the Cold War History Research Center and visiting professor at Columbia University.

Can the Startup Act Jump Start America's Economy?

May 17, 2012
While established companies tend to shed employees, young businesses account for nearly all new job creation in the US. In a set of interviews, experts discuss Sens. Moran and Warner’s Startup Act—aimed at enhancing America’s entrepreneurial edge.
Indian Nukes

Don't Forget India's Nukes

May 09, 2012
India has an explicitly stated no-first-use policy and is widely viewed as a U.S. security ally. But that doesn't mean we should turn a blind eye to India's actions, writes Wilson Center Director Jane Harman in The Los Angeles Times.

Ronald Reagan’s Lessons for the Chen Guangcheng Case

May 07, 2012
China’s blind activist expertly used the power of the U.S. to magnify his cause. In this article from The Daily Beast, Senior Scholar Walter Reich describes how Obama should keep up the pressure: by taking a page from Ronald Reagan’s dealings with Russia.
Jane Harman on C-SPAN

Harman on US Foreign Policy

May 04, 2012
In a wide-ranging interview on C-SPAN's Washington Journal, Harman discussed transparency in counter-terrorism, the China diplomatic controversy, the private sector's role in enhancing the nation's cyber-security, and the anniversary of the death of Osama Bin Laden.
Jane Harman on the Daily Rundown

The US and China: A Complex Relationship

May 03, 2012
As both competitors and partners, the US and China have a complex relationship. This week, ties between the world’s two biggest economies were strained by the diplomatic storm over blind dissident Chen Guangcheng and his effort to seek refuge at the US Embassy in Beijing. To discuss the controversy and US-China relations, Wilson Center Director Jane Harman sits down with The Daily Rundown’s Chuck Todd.

Arizona's Immigration Law on Trial

May 03, 2012
With a Supreme Court ruling expected this summer, the debate on state-level immigration enforcement is poised to shape the presidential campaign in unexpected ways. In this interview, Center expert Karthick Ramakrishnan discusses the Court’s recent hearing on Arizona’s controversial SB1070 law.

Conference Report: The Cold War: History, Memory, and Representation

Apr 25, 2012
H-Soz-u-Kult has released a report on the CWIHP co-sponsored conference The Cold War: History, Memory, Representation, which was held from 14-16 July 2011 at the European Academy in Berlin.

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