Robin Wright breaks down the president’s address on his strategy to confront the Islamic State and the historical context and implications for his four-point plan. Read More

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On September 16, the Brazil Institute will host a discussion on the 2014 Brazilian elections outlook with leading journalists and experts on Brazilian politics. RSVP NOWRead More

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"By the time Ukraine’s leaders are ready to make the politically tough choices that could restore stability in the East, and achieve an understanding with Russia, they will be in a far worse bargaining position than when the Anti-Terrorist Operation began in June," writes Michael KofmanRead 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

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

Wilson Center Experts

"It's hard to see how the United States can pursue much longer an Iraq-only response to the increasingly regional threat of ISIL. That's exactly why Congressional action is essential: not to endorse mission creep, but to limit it," writes Jane HarmanRead More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Jane Harman

    Jane Harman

    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center

Dr. Monde Muyangwa provides an in-depth analysis on summit expectations, tangible outcomes followings its closure, and recommendations for next steps the U.S. should take to ensure sustainable engagement with Africa. Read More

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<a href="/article/remembering-michael-adler">Remembering Michael Adler</a>

In Memoriam

Remembering Michael Adler

Michael Adler, a veteran AFP correspondent who became an expert on diplomatic efforts to resolve the international standoff over Iran’s nuclear program, died Monday night of cardiac arrest, age 66. A Public Policy Scholar at the Wilson Center for the last seven years, Michael will be greatly missed by the Wilson Center community. 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

<a href="">An Accelerating Cycle of Violence for Gaza&#039;s Youth</a>


An Accelerating Cycle of Violence for Gaza's Youth

By destroying opportunities and services for youth in a place where both are hard to come by, every violent exchange between Hamas and Israel darkens an already bleak future for Gazan youth, subverting stability in the region for decades to come. Read More

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

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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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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.


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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.