Wilson Center News

The Nation-Building Trap

Oct 01, 2014
"It's the reality that we're being pulled inexorably like a moth to a flame not just toward a military conflict with Assad, but toward bearing the responsibility for fixing -- or worse for creating -- the new Syria...we may well end up in the very place U.S. President Barack Obama has willfully tried to avoid: nation-building," writes Aaron David Miller.

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Aspen Design Challenge Invites Students to Design Water's Future

Jul 09, 2008
JULY 2008—Finalists To Present Proposals at Fall 2009 UN Climate Change Conference

CEF's Director Quoted in Time Magazine

Jul 08, 2008
JULY 2008 - Dr. Jennifer Turner quoted in "The Green Connection" on Japanese involvement in China's environment

CEF Director Featured on E&ETV

Jul 08, 2008
JULY 2008 - Dr. Jennifer Turner appears on OnPoint to discuss the importance of water pollution and supply issues in China.

Scholar Looks at Russia's Health Care Woes

Jul 02, 2008
Wilson Center Senior Scholar Alexandra Vacroux is writing a book about flaws in Russia's health care system and what failed reforms in this sector reveal about the Russian state.

China's Earthquake and Natural Disasters: Meeting the Needs

Jul 02, 2008
China's Sichuan Province incurred many casualties following the massive earthquake in June. The disaster also shed light on environmental and infrastructure problems in China. Several recent meetings were held on these issues, one on public health flaws after natural disasters and the other on China's cement industry.

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.

Dialogue

The Future of Higher Education

Mar 26, 2014Apr 02, 2014

Jeff Abernathy and Richard Morrill discuss how colleges and universities are dealing with rapidly rising costs and how the United States can still compete for students in a globalized environment.