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What Canada's New Government Means for the U.S.

Mon, 26 Oct 2015 16:39:59 +0000

Director of the Canada Institute Laura Dawson spoke with C-Span about incoming Canada’s prime minister-elect Justin Trudeau and his Liberal Party’s victory in the country’s 2016 elections and the possible impact of their victory on the United States. She spoke about the new prime minister’s background and rise to power, the Keystone XL Pipeline, and outgoing Prime Minister Stephen Harper.

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President Obama’s Trip to Africa

Tue, 21 Jul 2015 18:01:44 +0000

"This is a great trip for the President and for Africa because economic development, trade and investment have been a cornerstone for US-Africa engagement under the Obama Administration," says Monde Muyangwa. 

A New Vision for US Foreign Policy

Sun, 12 Jul 2015 13:57:19 +0000

In an era of new and emerging global threats, Senator Chris Murphy believes there is an urgent need for a new vision for US foreign policy. During a recent Wilson Center address, he outlined eight principles for a vision that seeks to maintain U.S. global leadership while looking beyond our traditional military toolkit for engaging the world. He discussed the ideas with the Wilson Center's Aaron David Miller and attendees of the event. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Southern Voices Network: Security and Stability Through Africa-US Relations

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 19:38:50 +0000

The Southern Voices Network, a consortium of 15 research and policy organizations from across Africa, recently met at the Wilson Center to discuss a range of issues that included peace building and development. Five participants in the conference provide CONTEXT on what’s on the agenda between Africa and the U.S., and also share thoughts on how the United States can more effectively work with various African nations.

The Obama-Rousseff Meeting: What’s on the Agenda?

Wed, 24 Jun 2015 17:25:40 +0000

Given the current recession and political climate in Brazil, President Rousseff's upcoming visit to the United States could lay the groundwork for restored prosperity in both its economy and relationship with the United States. In this episode of TRENDING, Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero provides an overview of Rousseff's objectives and discusses the potential effects of the meeting on both countries as well as the global community. 

Immigration: Transforming America

Thu, 18 Jun 2015 15:28:02 +0000

In the final installment of our recap of the Wilson Center May 2015 Alumni Conference, an expert panel explores the ongoing ways that immigration is transforming America.  That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Part 1, a REWIND recap of a conversation between Madeleine Albright and Jane Harman, can be found here:  

Hold the Obituary: Is the U.S. Really in Decline?

Mon, 08 Jun 2015 13:12:03 +0000

In the second installment of our recap of the Wilson Center May 2015 Alumni Conference, we hear from an a-list panel of analysts addressing the question, “Is the U.S. in decline?” From the China challenge to the “rise of the rest,” America’s place in the world is being questioned from within and without. Is the American Century truly over and are its best days in history’s rear view mirror? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

Is the U.S. Still the “Indispensable Nation?”: A Conversation With Madeleine Albright

Thu, 28 May 2015 14:26:06 +0000

Madeleine Albright served as U.S. Secretary of State (1997-2001) and also was a Wilson Center Scholar in 1981-82.

U.S. China Policy: Accommodate or Double Down?

Wed, 27 May 2015 14:29:40 +0000

Two recent reports have triggered a discussion surrounding the evolution of US policy toward China. The fundamental choice confronting policymakers is whether to respond to China’s rise by accommodating its ambitions or to challenge the People’s Republic by attempting to reassert or double down on American preeminence in the Asia-Pacific region. While the choices may not be mutually exclusive, neither are they completely compatible.

Just the Facts: What is “Fact Checking” and Why is it Growing?

Fri, 22 May 2015 14:55:34 +0000

Journalism, at its best, is a search for truth. And identifying the truth involves getting the facts correct. But a movement known as “Fact Checking” is growing globally and takes what some consider standard journalism practice to new heights. Following the release of a new report on fact checking, we spoke with Jane Elizabeth from the American Press Institute about the findings and to learn more about the practice. She provides an overview in this edition of CONTEXT