Governance News

¿Por qué Felipe González defiende la oposición en Venezuela?

Mar 28, 2015
Program Director Cynthia Arnson is quoted in Colombia’s lead news weekly, Semana, on the importance of former Spanish Prime Minister Felipe González’s defense of political prisoners in Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

Regulatory Agencies in the Mexican Energy Sector

Mar 23, 2015
In this info-graphic, the Mexico Institute explains changes in the regulation of the energy sector due to the recent energy reforms.

Vladimir Putin’s Russia is treading water in a sea of red ink

Mar 19, 2015
"Even Russia’s vaunted internal security services now have to make due with fewer resources, despite the real prospect of increased social unrest," writes William Pomeranz.

Will Museum Terrorist Attack Derail Tunisia’s Transition to Democracy?

Mar 19, 2015
"The only thing that’s certain now is that if the Western world and Persian Gulf states do not help Tunisia tackle its unemployment and the sociological malaise of the younger generation, things there will grow worse before there is any hope of improvement," writes Haleh Esfandiari and Jason Brodsky.

How the CIA can get from spy to cyberspy

Mar 12, 2015
"No agency employee should be able to say 'cyber' isn't in their job description," writes Jane Harman.

5 Things to Watch in Israel’s Elections

Mar 12, 2015
"The peculiarities of Israel’s electoral system suggest there’s little use in trying to call Tuesday’s elections," writes Aaron David Miller.

An Unsung Leader Rewarded

Mar 12, 2015
"Responsible, committed, honest leadership is rare in sub-Saharan Africa. Yet, good leadership establishes good governance in the many parts of the developing world (like most of Africa) that do not yet possess fully formed functional political institutions. In too many countries the persons (nearly all men) who preside largely run the show and brush democratic procedures and pieties aside." writes Robert Rotberg.

How Four Years of Civil War Has Destroyed Syria

Mar 11, 2015
"The Syrian Center for Policy Research, which is supported by two United Nations agencies, concludes that human development is 'rapidly regressing,' which is destabilizing a country that has long been the strategic center of the Middle East," writes Robin Wright.
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Banning “Western Values” in China

Mar 11, 2015
China's Education Minister Yuan Guiren, has been speaking out about the threat of Western values and ideas on China’s college campuses. He said, “Young teachers and students are key targets of infiltration by enemy forces,” and added that “some countries,” fearful of China’s rise, “have stepped up infiltration in more discreet and diverse ways.” Can the government’s latest attempts to tighten controls over China’s intellectual discourse succeed? That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

In Muslim Men’s Protests, Support for Women’s Choice About Veiling

Mar 08, 2015
"To veil or not to veil should be a matter of personal choice, a right that all women should be able freely to exercise," writes Haleh Esfandiari.

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