Publications

Finding Dollars, Sense, and Legitimacy in Burma

Jul 07, 2011
All eyes were upon Burma's first election in 20 years. Did this election bear any significance to the country's political future? In an Asia Program publication, eight Burma experts weighed in, offering insights on the recent state of Burma's economy and politics. Edited by Susan L. Levenstein. Send an email to asia@wilsoncenter.org for a free copy or click on the attachment for a free PDF version. more

CES 8 Feature Article, pp.41-60:

Jul 07, 2011
Reducing China's Thirst for Foreign Oil: Moving Towards a Less Oil-Dependent Road Transport System By Hongyan He Oliver Feature Box: Ecological Behavior Among Adolescents in Hangzhou By Jun Yu and Jocelyn Eikenburg more

Statement by H.E. Salva Kiir, First Vice President of Sudan

Jul 07, 2011
On November 4th, 2005, H.E. Salva Kiir, First Vice President of Sudan, President of Southern Sudan and Commander-in-Chief of the SPLM, delivered a wide-ranging presentation, and released the attached statement. A video and summary of the event can be found here. more

Sevares, Julio. Por que cayó la Argentina. Imposición, crisis y reciclaje del orden neoliberal en la Argentina. Buenos Aires, Argentina, 2002

Jul 07, 2011
Tan ameno y cautivante como una novela policial, este libro de Julio Sevares se lee de un trago; aunque éste tenga sabor amargo. Es que en la Argentina se ha cometido un crimen, pero no en el estilo de las novelas clásicas de Agatha Christie sino en el más descarnado de las historias negras de Hammett y Chandler. En este caso, no es un individuo sino un país el que yace agonizante y desangrado, y es una oscura conspiración de intereses, propios y ajenos, la que ha apretado el gatillo de su desgracia." Asi presenta Mario Rapoport este libro indispensable para entender la situación actual del país. Julio Sevares explica la crisis que atraviesan los argentinos como producto del orden neoliberal que rige en el país desde 1975. Si algo revela el recorrido de más de un cuarto de siglo de política económica es que el bloque dominante, compuesto por las cúpulas empresaria, política, militar y, en buena medida, sindical, ha logrado sostener a través de los años, con gobiernos civiles o militares, con tipo de cambio fijo o variable, un sistema basado en la acumulación de rentas, la apropiación de bienes públicos, la especulación y la distribución regresiva del ingreso. Con absoluto rigor y claridad, Sevares hace entendible una realidad que muchos han querido ocultar. Por qué cayó la Argentina es por ello un estudio vital para la reflexión sobre el futuro de la Argentina. more

Changes in U.S. Policy on Africa in the New Administration: What will it mean for AFRICOM?

Jul 07, 2011
U.S. policy is dictated by global political and economic realities as well as domestic U.S. policy priorities. Not only is President Obama faced with the stark reality of an America perceived by many to have lost its moral compass in an increasingly multi-polar world where American power and resource capacities are dwindling and its leadership role being challenged, but the priorities of policy and resource allocation must remain for the short and near-terms on the domestic economic crisis, the two unpopular wars he has inherited and traditional national interest priorities. In the realm of foreign affairs, this means that Europe, Russia, the Middle East, Japan and China will continue to be the highest priorities and, as the developing world intersects with those policy priorities, it will be mostly in the form of India, Brazil, and, perhaps, South Africa. more

It Always Rains in the Same Place First: Geographic Favoritism in Rural Burundi

Jul 07, 2011
-Field report based on the Wilson Center's Community-Based Leadership Program in Burundi more

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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.