United States News
Jun 03, 2014
Former Defense Department and CIA chief of staff Jeremy Bash and Wilson Center Director Jane Harman talk with Andrea Mitchell about NSA leaker Edward Snowden’s claims that he attempted to raise the red flag before leaking documents.
May 30, 2014
Alison Brysk provides response and analysis to the shooting in Santa Barbara and the #YesAllWomen phenomenon.
May 29, 2014
"As presidential speeches go...it lays out a pretty faithful and accurate vision of how the president sees the world. And let's be clear: It's a world with narrowed options for American power," writes Aaron David Miller on President Obama's speech this week at West Point.
May 22, 2014
On April 16th, 2014, Harry Harding delivered the Second Annual Nancy Bernkopf Tucker Memorial Lecture for the Asia Program. His remarks have recently been published on our webpage.
The Psychological Contradictions in the Modern Russian-Ukrainian Conflict: How Can Contemporary Psychology Help?
May 21, 2014
There is a special role of psychological knowledge and practice in dealing with modern Russian-Ukrainian relations and conflicts. Understanding such conflicts requires that psychologists find their own perspective in addition to contributing to multi-disciplinary discussions in related fields such as sociology, linguistics etc. What is the specific position of the professional psychologist in the study of these questions?
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.