It shouldn't come as a surprise that Yemen has collapsed -- again. What is surprising is that U.S. policy ignored all of this and proceeded on the premise that simply drone-bombing al Qaeda terrorists could keep Yemen intact and stable, writes Jack GoldstoneRead More

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"There are no easy solutions or shortcuts for dealing with the crime and violence, corruption,and economic distress driving Central American migration. But the risks of doing nothing or keeping the status quo are too large for Central America, Mexico, and the United States," Eric L. Olson said in his testimony before the U.S. Senate. Read More

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"Ghani may have many friends in Washington, both inside and outside government. Ultimately, however, it is his friends (and some foes) back in Afghanistan whom he will need to lean on if the country’s many challenges are to be overcome," writes Michael KugelmanRead More

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  • Michael Kugelman

    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

For two years, the Wilson Center and Circle of Blue have explored the contest for food, water, and energy in India and the troubling ways it plays out across the country. In the fall of 2014, we interviewed a number of India’s top natural resource policy experts to help us identify the most fundamental challenges and how they can be resolved. Read More

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  • Michael Kugelman

    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program
  • Jennifer L. Turner

    Jennifer L. Turner

    Director, China Environment Forum & Manager, Global Choke Point Initiative

"The only thing that’s certain now is that if the Western world and Persian Gulf states do not help Tunisia tackle its unemployment and the sociological malaise of the younger generation, things there will grow worse before there is any hope of improvement," writes Haleh Esfandiari and Jason BrodskyRead More

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"Even Russia’s vaunted internal security services now have to make due with fewer resources, despite the real prospect of increased social unrest," writes William Pomeranz. Read More

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Foreign ministers, ambassadors, prominent leaders, and global policy makers addressed current challenges to Euro-Atlantic security at OSCE’s Security Days Conference. Video and takeaways available here. Read More

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Genetic determinism has invaded all realms of life, from our dating scene to our social networks. This is politics, love and death in the age of genetic imperialism, but society is becoming increasingly aware of what our genes can and cannot tell us about our identities and how they evolve. Read More

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U.S.-Mexico Economy

U.S.-Mexico High Level Economic Dialogue

In this interview, Chris Wilson discusses the progress made in unleashing the untapped economic potential between the U.S. and Mexico. Read More

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Genetically Modified Mosquitoes: Problem or Solution?

In an effort to head off a potential health problem in Florida, scientists have created genetically modified mosquitoes intended to stop the spread of their non-modified and disease carrying cousins. What sounds like a good plan to some, has set off alarm bells for others. Read More

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An Unsung Leader Rewarded

Responsible, committed, honest leadership is rare in sub-Saharan Africa. The Ibrahim Foundation selected President Hifikepunye Pohamba of Namibia for its coveted prize because he had “boosted governance, media freedom, and human rights,” while running a country without conflict or troubles. Read More

<a href="">The Case for a Different Kind of Aid to Pakistan</a>


The Case for a Different Kind of Aid to Pakistan

Environmental change, demographic pressure, horrifying inequity. Instead of focusing on infrastructure and high visibility projects, the next aid package for Pakistan should address underlying structural issues affecting people every day. Read More


China in Space: How Europe and the United States Can Align Their Views and Boost Cooperation

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China in Space: How Europe and the United States Can Align Their Views and Boost Cooperation

The U.S. and Europe should create a dialogue about China and space, and should also work on joint projects to establish standards for uses of space that all three parties can respect

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<a href="/">Fernando Reinares</a>

Fernando Reinares

2011 public policy scholar and a leading terrorism expert published this article in El Pais, Spain’s highest-circulation newspaper, on yesterday’s anniversary of the March 11, 2004, train bombings in Madrid.

<a href="/">Maleeha Lodhi</a>

Maleeha Lodhi

Public Policy Scholar from 2009-2010, was appointed Permanent Representative of Pakistan to the United Nations by Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.

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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.