Global Governance News

The EU May Soon have Gazprom and Vladimir Putin Running on Fumes

May 01, 2015
"For all of President Vladimir Putin’s rhetoric about Russian nationalism and economic self-reliance, he finds himself surprisingly constrained in his ability to respond to the European Commission’s action against Gazprom. Yet Putin will have to respond at a time when the country’s energy and economic options are limited. He also has to swallow the European Union’s reminder that even after Ukraine, Russia is not an international rule maker," writes William E. Pomeranz.
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Richard Perle on the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions

Apr 28, 2015
A veteran foreign policy practitioner and analyst, Richard Perle, provides insight into the history and current application of sanctions as a tool of U.S.statecraft. Do they work? What are the conditions necessary to make them effective? And are we getting it right in the cases of Iran and Russia? These are just some of the questions addressed in this episode of CONTEXT.
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Assessing the Effectiveness of U.S. Sanctions

Apr 28, 2015
In this NOW interview, William Pomeranz and Meg Lundsager discuss the impact, effectiveness, and consequences of U.S. sanctions past and present.

El Woodrow Wilson Center destaca avances de Honduras en seguridad y transparencia

Apr 23, 2015
This article mentions that Andrew Selee served as moderator to a discussion at the Wilson Center with President Juan Orlando Hernández of Honduras. This article is in Spanish.
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China vs. Western Values: Xi Jinping’s Ideology Campaign

Apr 21, 2015
Ideology is once again playing a major role in U.S.-China relations. Government warnings against the pernicious influence of “Western values” have surged under Xi Jinping. And that concern has influenced policies toward the Internet, traditional media, culture and entertainment, universities, think tanks, and non-governmental organizations. Can China succeed in blocking Western influence? That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND.

How America Can Step Up Its Leadership Role in the Arctic

Apr 21, 2015
"A key question for the United States is whether the current complex geopolitical environment and tense atmosphere in Russian relations with the West will impinge future Arctic cooperation." writes James F. Collins.

¿Por qué la Cumbre de Panamá será histórica para EE.UU. y Cuba?

Apr 07, 2015
Cynthia Arnson is quoted in this article on the Summit of the Americas and tensions between the United States and Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.
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Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank

Apr 06, 2015
The China-led Asian Infrastructure Investment Bank (AIIB) is seeking to make its mark in the global development finance arena. Some have voiced concerns over the notion that the bank could have a negative impact on “good governance,” and this is among the reasons the US has opposed the idea. But is that the best posture for Washington to assume? And what impact will the AIIB have in the realm of soft power? Kissinger Institute Director, Robert Daly, addresses these and other questions in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Las polémicas y las sorpresas que trae la Cumbre de las Américas en Panamá

Apr 05, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin America Programs, offers her perspective in this article about the Summit of the Americas. This article is in Spanish.

La OEA, entre las reformas y nuevos desafíos

Apr 04, 2015
Cynthia Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted on the presence of Cuba at the Summit of the Americas. This article is in Spanish.

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