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Royal Shakeup Could Strain US-Saudi Relations

May 05, 2015
King Salman of Saudi Arabia announced changes in the line of succession on April 29, which could lead to new tensions in U.S.-Saudi relations. In the latest edition of the Wilson Center Middle East Program’s Viewpoints series, David Ottaway describes how a new wave of “Saudi hawks” are opposed to U.S. engagement with Iran and are asserting their military power against Tehran’s allies in Yemen.

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The University of Maryland Dedicates New Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Institute for Israel Studies

Oct 11, 2006
A generous gift from Wilson Center Chairman Joseph Gildenhorn and his wife Alma has enabled the creation of the Gildenhorn Institute and the expansion of Middle East programming at the University of Maryland.

Ma Jun, Long-term Participant in CEF Projects, Launches China's First Public Database of Nationwide Water Pollution

Oct 11, 2006
OCTOBER 2006--A tool for increasing transparency on water pollution, Ma Jun's new database is revealed

Call for Papers: International Development Assistance in the Post-Soviet Space

Oct 11, 2006
The Kennan Institute is accepting applications for the 2007 Title VIII Research Workshop Series on "International Development Assistance in the Post-Soviet Space." The Workshop Series is designed to serve as a forum in which junior scholars (pre-tenure), who are U.S. citizens or permanent residents, from a variety of disciplines discuss different aspects of development assistance programs, share research findings, and provide policy recommendations. Applications are due on January 1, 2007

President Bush Reappoints Joseph B. Gildenhorn Chairman of Wilson Center

Oct 10, 2006
Wilson Center President and Director Lee Hamilton announces the reappointment of the Honorable Joseph B. Gildenhorn to another six-year term as chairman of its Board of Trustees

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.