"We may be seeing in Afghanistan the calm before the storm. If tensions spill over, splinter groups could form and some Taliban members could defect to Islamic State. Should such tumult feed on itself enough, it might even tear the Taliban apart," writes Michael Kugelman. Read More

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  • Michael Kugelman

    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

After years of disagreement, the U.S. and Turkey are preparing to fight together in Syria. Henri Barkey explains Ankara's change of heart. Read More

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"If not reversed, the Ex-Im Bank’s expiration will hurt U.S. economic relations with Africa, and undermine U.S. credibility in Africa, in three major ways," writes Monde MuyangwaRead More

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In this podcast discussion, Iran nuclear experts Robert Einhorn, Robert Litwak, and Robin Wright assess the state of the current deal, the implications of this accord and the consequences for the region. Read More

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  • Aaron David Miller

    Aaron David Miller

    Vice President for New Initiatives and Distinguished Scholar
  • Robert S. Litwak

    Robert S. Litwak

    Vice President for Scholars and Director of International Security Studies

The United Nation’s new medium variant projection for global population in 2050 is 9.7 billion. That’s up from 9.6 billion people in the last revision and marks the fourth consecutive edition of the UN Population Division’s biannual report with a medium variant estimate higher than the last. Read More

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  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Roger-Mark De Souza

    Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience, Wilson Center
  • Schuyler Null

    Schuyler Null

    Web Editor and Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative

Wilson Center Fellow Meg Lundsager shares perspective on the global repercussions of the Greek debt drama, including the role of the IMF and lightening Greece's debt burden. "I think the IMF is looking to be part of the solution," she says. Read More

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Today, 1 in every 122 people has been displaced by force. But the survivors of such hardship can be effective agents of change and sources of inspiration – epitomes of "refugee resilience," writes the Wilson Center's John Thon Majok, who escaped from Sudan as a boy. Read More

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  • John Thon Majok

    John Thon Majok

    Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program

A personal account of how the largest and most important trade agreement in world history finally got done. Read More

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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? Read More

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A new film from the Wilson Center, 'Paving the Way: Ethiopia’s Youth on the Road to Sustainability,' transports viewers to an innovative development project where youth and their parents are working together to build a more sustainable future by connecting the dots between conservation, access to health care, and sustainable livelihoods. Read More

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Sarun, a cab driver in Qatar, had not been paid in nearly four months. His family, back home in Nepal, desperately needed the money. Sarun hadn't been home in two years, and his boss was in possession of his passport. What is a man to do? Read More

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Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran: A Deal, Not a Grand Bargain

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The nuclear agreement with Iran is a deal, not a grand bargain. In both Iran and America, the issue is a proxy for a more fundamental debate—in Tehran, about its identity—revolutionary state versus ordinary country—and relationship to the outside world; in Washington, about whether the U.S. objective toward Iran should be behavior change or regime change.

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Kimberly Theidon

2014-15 fellow has been appointed the Henry J. Leir Chair in International Humanitarian Studies and tenured professor in the area of human security at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

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Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.