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Works in Progress: All the Truth is Out & State of Siege

This week we present two works in progress from former Wilson Center Public Policy Scholars, Matt Bai and Matthew Dallek.

Wilson Forum - Human Trafficking and a Regional Look at the Post-Soviet World

William Pomeranz, Acting Director of the Kennan Institute, discusses political and economic trends in post-Soviet countries. Lauren McCarthy, research scholar with the Kennan Institute, discusses continuing problems with human trafficking and slave labor in the Russian Federation.

America's Defensive Strategy

What is America's role and purpose in the world? Former Congressman Lee Hamilton examines a question that cuts to the heart of what kind of country we are.

Is Congress Up to the Task Before It?

The dramatic and far-reaching proposals that President Obama is sending to Capitol Hill call on Congress to set aside its less attractive habits of the last decade. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton wonders, "Is Congress Up to the Task Before It?"

In Congress, Change Is a Constant

Congress may not seem to change much from year to year, but in fact it is an evolving institution, and not always for the better, says former Congressman Lee Hamilton.

Rethinking the Important U.S.-Saudi Equation

While Saudi Arabia will remain an essential partner for the foreseeable future, the fundamentals of the U.S.-Saudia bilateral relationship require re-examination. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses forging a relationship resting on a broader, deeper, and stronger foundation.

The Importance of Middle East Peace

For the past six decades, every U.S. president has recognized that achieving peace in the Middle East is a vital national security issue. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton discusses reinvigorating America's efforts to achieve that goal.

Can Congress Cope With the Communications Age?

The communications revolution has presented Congress with an ironic problem: how to ensure that messages to and from constituents get heard. Former Congressman Lee Hamilton wonders, "Can Congress Cope With The Communications Age?"