United States Publications

The Paperscape: A View from the Flag Tower of the Smithsonian Institution Building. An Attempt at Introspection; or How Some Stack of Paper Turns into a Russian Novel (1982)

Apr 26, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #161, 1982. PDF 38 pages. more

Congress Takes Recess From Pro Formas

Apr 22, 2013
So far this Congress has been spared the brief “pro forma” sessions used to block presidential recess appointments in previous Congresses. Both parties have done it to prevent a president of the other party from filling judicial or executive branch vacancies while Congress is away. A recent court decision however, may change all that. more

Privacy and Missing Persons after Natural Disasters

Apr 19, 2013
When a natural disaster occurs, government agencies, humanitarian organizations, private companies, volunteers, and others collect information about missing persons to aid the search effort. Often this processing of information about missing persons exacerbates the complexities and uncertainties of privacy rules. This report offers a roadmap to the legal and policy issues surrounding privacy and missing persons following natural disasters. more

Mexico Matters: Change in Mexico and Its Impact Upon the United States

Apr 12, 2013
The book consists of seven short chapters. The first positions Mexico as a fundamental issue for the United States. The second delves into the origins of the country’s current situation and choices. The third analyzes the conundrum of the nation’s politics. The fourth describes the process of decentralization that overtook the country in recent decades and what that entails for decision making. The fifth explores the economy, where it comes from and how it has performed, as well as its current dilemmas. The sixth examines the issue of security and its complexity. The book ends with a few thoughts on the stakes and opportunities looking toward the future. more

Russian America in the Personal Archival Collections of Leaders of the Russian-American Company (Ivan Kuskov, Kirill Khlebnikov, Ferdinand Wrangel) (1979)

Apr 11, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #76, 1979. PDF 46 pages. more

Russian America and International Relations from the 18th to the First Half of the 19th Centuries (1979)

Apr 11, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #75, 1979. PDF 46 pages. more

The United States, Russia, and Russian-America (1979)

Apr 11, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #71, 1979. PDF 51 pages. more

The Architecture and Settlements of Russian America (1979)

Apr 11, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #69, 1979. PDF 48 pages. more

Economic Foundations of Russian America (1979)

Apr 11, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #68, 1979. PDF 25 pages. more

The Russian-American Company and the Imperial Government (1979)

Apr 11, 2013
Washington, D.C.: Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars; Kennan Institute Occasional Paper Series #67, 1979. PDF 41 pages. more

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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.