" '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

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

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

Wilson Center Experts

"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

Wilson Center Experts

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

Much has been said about the potential of climate change to create conflict, particularly through changes in water supplies. But new research suggests water variability, rather than scarcity, may be more important. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

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

Wilson Center Experts

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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

<a href="/article/government-and-business-cooperation-or-conflict">Government and Business: Cooperation or Conflict?</a>


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="/publication/lost-transmission-distributed-solar-generation-china">Distributed Solar Generation in China</a>

China Solar

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

<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


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

<a href="/woodrow-wilson-presidential-memorial-exhibit-and-learning-center">Woodrow Wilson Presidential Memorial Exhibit and Learning Center</a>

Exhibit Hours:

Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

Saturday - Sunday


Center Events

Dealing with a Toxic Legacy: Soil Pollution in China

September 18, 2014 // 9:00am10:30am

Is there Hope for Central American Youth?

September 18, 2014 // 9:00am12:00pm

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.