The fight for control over “the most dangerous dam in the world” is raging in Iraq. But from its use as a weapon of war, a driver, and potential peacebuilding tool, water factors into conflict in ways that defy easy classification. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

In 1989, China's government made a choice to combine political repression, a market economy, and globalization. How should we view the results? Read More

Wilson Center Experts

Wilson Center Experts

Islamabad and Kabul need to stop bickering and start cooperating on a coordinated counterterrorism strategy, argues Wilson Center Global Fellow Huma YusufRead More

Wilson Center Experts

"The salvation of Africa will not come from outside or from the top, but from within the continent and from below," writes Dr. Ludovic Lado, the Africa Program's Southern Voices African Research Scholar. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

Wilson Center Experts

In this policy brief, Eric Olson writes that the United States, while taking steps to deter further migration, should also focus intensively on the long term factors driving the crisis such as chronic violence, economic despair, official corruption, and the pull of family reunification. Read More

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<a href="">India&#039;s Faltering Energy Production</a>

India Energy

India's Faltering Energy Production

In three long reporting trips to India since 2012, Circle of Blue and the Wilson Center have documented a cycle of risk involving water, energy, and food that is harming India’s environment, slowing its economy, and impeding its development. Read More

<a href="/article/the-potential-and-challenge-gene-drives">The Potential and Challenge of Gene Drives</a>

Synthetic Biology

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

<a href="/article/dhs-dos-and-donts-cybersecurity">DHS &#039;Dos and Don&#039;ts&#039; on Cybersecurity</a>


DHS 'Dos and Don'ts' on Cybersecurity

"For most people, cybersecurity is a complicated subject – especially when the government is involved.  But it doesn’t have to be.  What exactly is your government doing to keep you safe?  Here’s what DHS is and isn’t doing to protect against a cyber “Pearl Harbor,” writes Meg King.  Read More

<a href="">Don’t Forget Governance in Chasing Resilience</a>


Don’t Forget Governance in Chasing Resilience

Asia’s cities are growing fast and many are vulnerable to climate change. But efforts to build resilience may backfire if deeply rooted urban governance issues aren’t taken into account. Read More


Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition

<a href="/book/energy-and-security-strategies-for-world-transition">Energy and Security: Strategies for a World in Transition</a>

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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Turkey, Iraq, and the Kurdistan Regional Government

August 25, 2014 // 2:00pm4:00pm

Mapping the Cost of Non-Europe

August 26, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm

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Alumni News

Peter Finn

Peter Finn

recently published The Zhivago Affair: The Kremlin, the CIA, and the Battle Over a Forbidden Book which he worked on while a public policy scholar in 2012. 


<a href="/">Henri Barkey</a>

Henri Barkey

Public Policy Scholar from 2007, recently published a commentary Turkey after Erdogan's Non-Victory.


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.