Friday, October 21, 2016

[RED DEMOCRATICA] Revitalized Polar Initiative and Deterring Nuclear Terrorism


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Wilson Weekly
October 21, 2016


Wilson Center Breaks Ice on Revitalized Polar Initiative

Press Release

The Wilson Center is proud to announce that Dr. Michael Sfraga will be the new director of the revitalized Polar Initiative."Dr. Sfraga is a serious, highly-regarded Arctic specialist," said Wilson Center Director, President, and CEO Jane Harman. "He has made his mark at the University of Alaska, Fairbanks as a senior leader, Co-Lead Scholar of the Fulbright Arctic Initiative, and has participated in numerous Arctic policy teams at the state, national, and international level."

Preventing a Nuclear 9/11

Video of Book Launch

One of the worst fears in the post 9-11 world is that the threat of nuclear terrorism will become reality. In this book discussion, author of the new monograph Deterring Nuclear Terrorism Robert Litwak and New York Times Correspondent David Sanger discuss effective strategies on the state level to prevent a nuclear 9/11.

Iran's Closed-Door Trial and Sentencing of Iranian-Americans Siamak and Baquer Namazi

Commentary by Haleh Esfandiari

Though the Rouhani regime in Iran has washed its hands of the imprisonment and harsh punishment of American nationals on tenuous charges, the reality is that the legal system does as the State pleases.


Featured Video Wilson On Demand

Climate Change and the United Nations

With the United Nations in the midst of a leadership change, we spoke with two climate experts, Sherri Goodman and Ruth Greenspan Bell, about the critical role that institution plays in addressing security challenges connected to a warming planet.

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Wilson in the News

A whiff of panic in the Kremlin as Russia's economy sinks further (Reuters)

William E. Pomeranz writes on Russia's faltering economy as a result of the low price of oil and U.S. sanctions.

The Stakes in the Battle for Mosul–and the Broader Challenge It Illustrates in Iraq (Wall Street Journal)

Aaron David Miller writes on the battle for control of Mosul.

Coalition attack on Mosul (MSNBC)

Jane Harman discussed the strategic importance of Mosul and the potential for continued instability in the region even if the attack succeeds.

Upcoming Events

Oct 26, 2016 // 1:30pm - 2:30pm

After Brexit: A Conversation with Baroness Catherine Ashton

Oct 27, 2016 // 11:00am - 12:30am

An Address by Renato Sales Heredia, Mexico's Commissioner of National Security

Oct 25, 2016 // 11:00am - 12:00pm

A President's Health: What Can and Should We Know


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