China’s energy investments are on the move, touching nearly every region of the globe from coal and liquefied natural gas imports from Australia to a recent natural gas agreement with Russia and expanded oil drilling in the South China Sea.  Read More

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There is no support for open warfare with Ukraine and young people are uneasy the current sanctions will jeopardize future career and job prospects, writes Global Fellow Kenneth Yalowitz. Read More

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Only 20 years removed from one of the most shocking bouts of violence in modern history, Rwanda is a fascinating test for the role of women in post-conflict recovery and development. Read More

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"Islamic State militants crossed a last possible boundary of decency by citing the Quran as authority for the barbarism they have been practicing against women. Equally disturbing, Arab leaders and the ulama, the clerical leaders of Islam, have been silent in the face of this effrontery," writes Haleh EsfandiariRead More

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On Monday, October 27, an expert panel will discuss the results of the final round of elections and their political, economic, and foreign policy implications.
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“Climate change will affect the Department of Defense’s ability to defend the nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security,” says a new report from the Pentagon. Read More

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"Even if the war in Afghanistan is ending for U.S. combat forces, it isn't ending for Afghans anytime soon," writes Michael KugelmanRead More

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    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

Ebola is now a global crisis and last week it entered the United States. How are healthcare systems and humanitarian groups responding to the crisis and is the virus really under control? Three experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss the virus and the world’s response. Read More

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Remembering Carol Lancaster

It is with sadness that the Wilson Center learned that Dr. Carol J. Lancaster, the former Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, died earlier this morning. Carol was an extraordinary leader in the development community and gave so much during her three decades of exemplary service and leadership. Read More

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Why America Can’t Have (and Doesn’t Want) Another Great President

"We have to stop expecting the kind of greatness that we witnessed in the past so that we can allow our presidents to be good," says Aaron David Miller. Read More

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New Book on the Secret History of the Predator Drone has named Wilson Center Global Fellow Richard Whittle’s new book  Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution one of September’s fifteen best new history books. Read More

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Earning the Trust of “Digital Natives”

To effectively navigate the online environment in a way that builds trust while also addressing security, government and non-government actors must address the questions and concerns of a generation raised in a digital world. Read More


Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

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The second, completely updated edition of this widely read and respected guide is the most authoritative survey available on the perennial question of energy security.

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  • The Ukraine Freedom Support Act could mark a new kind of policy for the US in Ukraine:
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Matt Bai

Public Policy Scholar from 2013, recently published his new book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, which he worked on during his time at the Wilson Center. The book looks at 1988 Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart, who withdrew from the race following intense media scrutiny after an alleged affair.

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Joan Biskupic

Public Policy Scholar from 2011, recently published Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, a book she worked on while at the Center.

The Wilson Quarterly


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.