"The ministry, aided by a pliant judiciary, may be trying to make an example of Mr. Rezaian. His experience serves as a warning to other Iranians or dual nationals who work for foreign news agencies in Iran or universities and think tanks abroad," writes Haleh Esfandiari. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

A new poll from the Wilson Center's Synthetic Biology Project finds Americans ambivalent about an emerging technology that allows for precise genetic edits to be made to human and animal DNA and then passed down from generation to generation. Still, many respondents support a moratorium on human-based research until safeguards can be put into place. Read More

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    Eleonore Pauwels

    Senior Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program
  • Todd Kuiken, Ph.D.

    Todd Kuiken, Ph.D.

    Senior Program Associate, Science and Technology Innovation Program

In a commencement speech at the U.S. Coast Guard Academy, President Obama said “climate change constitutes a serious threat to global security, an immediate risk to our national security, and...will impact how our military defends our country.” Read More

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  • Roger-Mark De Souza

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  • Schuyler Null

    Schuyler Null

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"Yemen couldn’t be a worse place to put the American Gulf security plan to the test. It is a certified failed state with an impeccable record of sucking outside powers into a treacherous tribal quicksand," writes David Ottaway. Read More

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Former scholar Rami Khouri analyzes the many causes in the past two generations that converged to give birth to ISIS, noting that it reflects more the poor and often brutal quality of modern Arab statehood than any mass religious movement. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

The Wilson Center’s History and Public Policy Program unveiled the Chinese Foreign Policy Database, an online resource containing nearly 1,500 declassified documents on the international relations of the People’s Republic of China (PRC) since 1949. The freely-accessible database fills the critical need for sources and reliable information relating to China’s foreign policies. Read More

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  • Charles Kraus

    Charles Kraus

    Program Associate
  • Christian F. Ostermann

    Christian F. Ostermann

    Director, History and Public Policy Program; Global Europe; Cold War International History Project; North Korea Documentation Project; Nuclear Proliferation International History Project

This year’s annual parade commemorating victory in World War II is of particular significance, falling on the 70th anniversary of the end of the war, and at a time of tangible Russian isolation by fellow Europeans. In this Ground Truth Briefing, three experts comment on this historical moment in Western and Russian relations. Read More

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The deadly raid by jihadists on Tunis’ Bardo Museum has led several analysts to warn that Tunisia’s fledgling democracy is at serious risk. But according to recent research in political demography, the emergence of democracy in Tunisia is “right on time.” Read More

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The number of non-indexed internet sites is estimated to be 500 times larger than what a search engine can reveal. Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow Daniel Sui is attempting to uncover the dark side of the Internet that is a conduit for all types of illegal and often dangerous activity. Read More

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Maria Ivanova

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Helene Cooper

2013 public policy scholar won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for international reporting on the Ebola virus along with 6 of her colleagues at The New York Times.

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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.