United States News

“Putin’s Doctrine” as a Threat to the International System

May 20, 2014
Putin’s new doctrine is so far just a sketch rather than a finished product ready for immediate implementation. At a certain stage, it may be quietly disavowed; however, a return to a relatively calm period of post-bipolar international relations is unlikely to happen. The world should prepare to live under stricter rules that have yet to make themselves known.

Focus Groups Tackle Synthetic Biology

May 15, 2014
A new set of focus groups convened by the Synthetic Biology Project at the Wilson Center found continued low awareness of synthetic biology, as well as concerns about specific applications.

On Keystone, Harper has no one to blame but himself

Apr 28, 2014
"What Canada does next to show the world we’re serious about climate change will have a great impact on our capacity to export natural resources, and on our future economic success. President Obama didn’t owe us a free pass. He was right not to give us one," writes Public Policy Scholar Robert Asselin.
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Who Can World Leaders Turn to For Advice?

Apr 28, 2014
Who can understand the problems and challenges faced by heads of state? One organization believes that former world leaders are best equipped to provide unique and helpful perspectives and advice that others can’t. Founded by F.W. DeKlek, who led South Africa during its transition from Apartheid, the Global Leadership Foundation is attempting to provide exactly that type of high-level service to nations in need. We spoke with the organizations Vice Chairman, former Canadian Prime Minister Joe Clark, to learn more about this intriguing project.

How Does the Media – and Public – Learn Environmental Science? Help Us Find Out

Apr 16, 2014
If people do not know scientists or understand how they work, it follows that they are unlikely to make informed choices on public policy issues or support basic scientific research to address vital issues like climate change and conservation, writes Wilson Center Scholar Louise Lief.

CEF is Promotion Partner for China-US Energy Efficiency Webinar Series

Apr 06, 2014
This webinar series is designed to provide a step-by-step introduction to China’s energy efficiency (EE) market segments and appropriate business development strategies for American firms. For more information and registration: http://chinauseealliance.org/webinar2014/

Call for Papers - J. William Fulbright in International Perspective: Liberal Internationalism and U.S. Global Influence

Apr 01, 2014
A September 2015 Conference hosted by the University of Arkansas seeks papers that examine Senator J. William Fulbright’s contribution to U.S. foreign relations and re-assess his legacy in the context of global developments in the twentieth century.

Snowden's Ill-Deserved 'Fifteen Minutes'

Mar 27, 2014
Absent a clearly defined framework, Snowden's hemorrhaging leaks keep our Intelligence Community playing defense, writes Jane Harman.

Alternative North Americas

Mar 27, 2014
Since 9/11 and the Iraq war, relations between Canada and the United States have slowly deteriorated, forcing some to question the future of the world's largest bilateral trading relationship. David Jones, former U.S. foreign service officer, pulls no punches as he explores the growing differences between Canada and the United States.

The Serious Costs of Weak CIA Oversight

Mar 21, 2014
Using executive power that is unfettered by congressional and court review has serious costs, writes Jane Harman.

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