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There are pockets of relative progress in Afghanistan, but they exist among a sea of serious instability and violence that makes the country's future look very uncertain, says Rajiv Chandrasekaran on NPR's Talk of the Nation. more
Robin Wrights discusses the fall of Gaddafi on ABC's This Week and MSNBC's Martin Bashir. more
The U.S. has limited resources to act on protest movements around the Middle East and despite an apparent success in Libya, coercive sanctions may have been a better precedent to set for countries that are not a direct threat to U.S. strategic interests, says Jane Harman on Fox News. more
The U.S. has finally reconciled its policy between Syria and Libya, says Aaron David Miller, but this does not mark the end of the Assad regime. more
The Wilson Center’s Kennan Institute launched the Solzhenitsyn Initiative to translate major works by Nobel Laureate Alexandr Solzhenitsyn (1918-2007) for the first time into English. Titles to be translated include The Little Grain, Solzhenitsyn’s autobiography during his years living in the United States, and The Red Wheel, Solzhenitsyn’s partially-translated history of Russia during World War I and leading into the Bolshevik Revolution.
The Wilson Center is shocked and saddened to learn of the death of Alexandros Petersen, who died in an attack on a restaurant in Kabul last week. "Alex was a much-liked and highly respected colleague. We mourn his passing and send our condolences to his family and friends," said Christian Ostermann, head of the Center's Global Europe Program, who had worked closely with Petersen.
The Wilson Center announces a Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service to be presented to President of Colombia Juan Manuel Santos
Jane Harman announces appointment of Duncan Wood as the new director of the Mexico Institute.
Secretary John Bryson Joins Wilson Center as a Distinguished Senior Public Policy Scholar.
Wilson Center launches report on U.S. civilian assistance to Pakistan
Joe R. Long and Dr. Teresa Lozano Long will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service, and National Instruments Co-Founders Jeff Kodosky and Dr. James Truchard will receive the Woodrow Wilson Award for Corporate Citizenship, in a dinner ceremony in Austin.
The success of the armed Predator has sparked a revolution in unmanned aircraft, making it “arguably the most important new military technology since the nuclear-armed intercontinental ballistic missile,” according to a paper by Wilson Center Senior Scholar Richard Whittle.
Jane Harman discusses the situation in the Middle East and Afghanistan on the eve of the UN General Assembly with Fox News's Jenna Lee.