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March 11, 2013

Infrastructure
Policy Initiative Spotlight: Teddy’s Big Ditch Grows Deeper

This summer, a billion-dollar project will begin to raise the road deck of the Bayonne Bridge that links Staten Island to Jersey City, and provides access to Manhattan via the Holland Tunnel. The pro…

A Cargo ship, Champion Express waits to pass through the Miraflores Locks in the Panama Canal, in Panama City

July 9, 2018

Mexico
Mexico’s Next Crisis Will Arrive From the South

Central American migration may prove the new administration’s biggest first challenge. Since 2014, hundreds of thousands of Central American men, women, and children, mostly from Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador, have fled their homes. Driven by violence, extortion, poverty, and a drought that has decimated subsistence farming, and pulled by family connections and the hope of safe haven, they mostly head north.

Central American migrants disembark from a freight train as they walk on a railway track after stopping the train on a rail line, in Irapuato, Guanajuato state, Mexico April 15, 2018.

October 17, 2018

United States
Presidential Leadership

Doris Kearns Goodwin and Jay Winik discuss presidential leadership and the definitive qualities that presidents throughout history have exemplified to overcome adversity. 

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August 29, 2017

United States
Why Battles Over Memory Rage On

Protests over the removal of Confederate monuments show that the U.S. Civil War’s emancipatory purpose remains contested a century and a half later.

A Louisville, Kentucky, monument to a Confederate officer vandalized in August.

February 20, 2017

Elections and Voting
TWE Celebrates Presidents’ Day

Today is Presidents’ Day. It is a TWE tradition to recognize the forty-four men—and they have all been men—who have been president on Presidents’ Day with the following essay. If you are lucky enough…

The Presidential Seal in the White House in Washington

April 17, 2018

China
'The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945–1947'

Daniel Kurtz-Phelan discusses his new book, The China Mission: George Marshall’s Unfinished War, 1945-1947, a narrative history of a hugely consequential, but largely forgotten episode in the history…

Play Dwight D. Eisenhower sitting in the back of a jeep with General George C. Marshall

November 19, 2013

Palestinian Territories
Palestinians From Syria: The Worst Treatment of All

There are over 500,000 Palestinian "refugees" in Syria, as counted by the UN agency handling Palestinian "refugees," the UN Relief and Works Agency or UNRWA. The quotation marks are especially apt in…

October 12, 2017

Ireland
A Discussion on the Northern Ireland Peace Process

Panelists discuss the relative success of the Northern Ireland peace process almost twenty years since the signing of the Good Friday Agreement.

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September 13, 2016

Oceans and Seas
America’s Stakes in the Oceans Go Well beyond the South China Sea

This week the Chinese and Russian navies launched eight days of war games in the South China Sea. For Beijing, it’s a chance to brush off the July ruling by an international tribunal dismissing the m…

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