The effects of climate change "are here now" and pose a "serious challenge" for the United States, says Alice Hill, White House senior advisor for preparedness and resilience. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Roger-Mark De Souza

    Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center

It’s been 20 years since the Environmental Change and Security Program was founded to shed light on the new security issues of our times, so in honor of this anniversary, we’ve rounded up the 20 most popular stories of all time. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

On September 26, the Brazil Institute will convene a special presidential campaign series, "Meet the Campaign Managers," in-depth conversations with Brazil's top presidential campaign advisers. RSVP NOWRead More

Wilson Center Experts

The Chicago Council releases results of their survey of American opinion on foreign policy issues. An expert panel discusses the data, what it means for the future of U.S. policy, and what policymakers should learn from the public. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

" 'War on terror' was always a misnomer. Terror is not our enemy; it’s a tactic. Unfortunately, by framing our actions in a linguistically sloppy way, we’ve hurt our narrative with several important groups," writes Jane Harman. Read More

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"What we in Russia have been seeing domestically for almost 15 years is now unfolding on the world stage. Times, places and subjects have changed, but Mr. Putin’s tried and true methods have not," writes Fellow Maxim Trudolyubov. Read More

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Michael Kugelman gives several reasons why there is still hope for a positive outcome to the current impasse in Afghanistan's election crisis. "No one ever said it will be easy to craft a happy ending to this tale -- but it's still quite possible," he writes. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

Chinese leaders have identified U.S. and Western culture as threats to China's values and society. But as China becomes more engaged with the world, is it possible to encourage foreign investment while avoiding the power of pop culture? Read More

Wilson Center Experts

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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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Government and Business: Cooperation or Conflict?

While governments are responsible for intelligence gathering in pursuit of national security, much of the technology and tools they rely on are created and owned by private companies. Consequently, there are significant opportunities for cooperation and conflict. Read More

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Distributed Solar Generation in China

This research brief explores how and why the big investment and policy push for distributed solar PV has received political, institutional, and investor pushback in China. It also compares the growing pains of China’s distributed solar PV with the development of the sector in the United States.  Read More

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The Potential and Challenge of Gene Drives

A cross-disciplinary team is calling for public discussion about a potential new way to solve longstanding global ecological problems by using an emerging technology called "gene drives." 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.

Woodrow Wilson Presidential Memorial Exhibit and Learning Center

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  • After power-sharing agreement is made, Afghanistan's Election Commission chooses not to reveal the final vote count:
  • Will Afghanistan's political compromise — power divided between a president and a “CEO” — actually work?

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Farideh Farhi

Farideh Farhi

Public Policy Scholar from 2008, recently published this Viewpoint, Rouhani and the Potential Failure of Nuclear Talks.

<a href="/">Sergey Radchenko</a>

Sergey Radchenko

public policy scholar in 2013, recently published this Foreign Policy article The Rise and Fall of Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai about the long, tricky frenemyship of Asia's two biggest powers


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.