Aaron David Miller argues that John Kerry will need the cooperation of Hamas, Israel, Egypt and others if he is to succeed in his peacemaking efforts. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

An interactive look at the factors driving the influx of unaccompanied minors from Central America, and the risks faced en route to the U.S. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

"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

Wilson Center Experts

  • Jane Harman

    Jane Harman

    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Meg King

    Meg King

    National Security Advisor to the Director, President, and CEO

"Sanctions have definitely found Russia’s Achilles’ heel, and with harsher sanctions looming in the aftermath of flight MA17, Putin is finding it increasingly difficult to craft an effective reply," writes Will Pomeranz. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

On the eve of the latest deadline for a potential deal with Iran over its nuclear program, Robert Litwak has authored an insightful study that considers the technical and political contexts for a possible resolution. He identifies a core question --- Is Iran a “revolutionary state” or an “ordinary country”? Read More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Robert S. Litwak

    Robert S. Litwak

    Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies
  • Haleh Esfandiari

    Haleh Esfandiari

    Director, Middle East Program

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

Wilson Center Experts

Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states seek an active role in the region. This is the seventh in a series of expert interviews on the multi-faceted region. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

In an era of climate change, how we think and talk about population and where it sits on the list of environmental concerns is changing. On the eve of World Population Day 2014, Roger-Mark De Souza discusses the latest thinking on population issues. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Roger-Mark De Souza

    Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience

  • Sandeep Bathala

    Sandeep Bathala

    Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative

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<a href="/article/canada-must-diversify-its-energy-pitch-to-us">Canada Must Diversify its Energy Pitch to U.S.</a>

Canada Hydropower

Canada Must Diversify its Energy Pitch to U.S.

"In addition to touting the benefits of the Keystone XL pipeline, Canadians should do more to talk up the benefits of their hydropower potential," writes Andrew Finn. Read More

<a href="http://www.politico.com/magazine/story/2014/07/expand-ex-im-bank-dont-eliminate-it-108850_full.html#.U8Z_4ZI_t8E">Expand the Ex-Im Bank, Don’t Eliminate It</a>

Ex-Im Bank

Expand the Ex-Im Bank, Don’t Eliminate It

The proposal to eliminate the Export-Import Bank is a form of unilateral disarmament that completely ignores the competitive realities of today’s global economy. Read More

<a href="http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2014/06/dawn-smart-city-perspectives-york-ahmedabad-sao-paulo-beijing/">Dawn of the Smart City?</a>

Smart Cities

Dawn of the Smart City?

Rapid growth and environmental change are creating new challenges for urban areas around the world. At the same time, new technologies – from data collection and real time monitoring to sophisticated “control centers” – are being developed that could help inform urban decision making and improve city management. Read More

<a href="/article/the-middle-class-the-key-to-security-and-conflict-prevention">Is the Middle Class the Key to Security and Conflict Prevention?</a>

Security and Conflict Prevention

Is the Middle Class the Key to Security and Conflict Prevention?

Want to stabilize a nation? Invest in a strong middle class, said former President of Finland, Martti Ahtissari about a more holistic view of how security is achieved and maintained. 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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Exhibit Hours:

Monday - Friday
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Alumni News

<a href="/">Constanze Stelzenmueller</a>

Constanze Stelzenmueller

published this commentary on U.S. spying on Germans in the Financial Times.


<a href="/">Kathleen Vogel</a>

Kathleen Vogel

Fellow from 2012, will join the Science and Technology in Society (STS) faculty of NC State.


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.