"Much depends on how the talks collapse: Who takes the hit will be important in the political positioning that inevitably follows the demise of a deal," writes Aaron David MillerRead More

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"A much delayed visit could elevate a relationship Brazil and the U.S. say is important but have done precious little to build up," writes Paulo SoteroRead More

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"The one deterrent would be to back [the nonpayment policy] up with a consistent policy of rescue. That would be a real deterrent because then it would get around pretty quickly to just about everyone, no matter how uneducated, that capturing a hostage could mean their own lives,” said Michael Scott Moore discussing his two and a half year ordeal as a captive of Somali pirates. Read More

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A personal account of how the largest and most important trade agreement in world history finally got done. Read More

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A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks, an independent report commissioned by the G7 provides a new framework for understanding and addressing climate change’s threats to political stability. Read More

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Kah Walla, CEO of Strategies!, and Lauren Ploch Blanchard, specialist in African Affairs with the Congressional Research Service, discussed strategies for sustainably combatting Boko Haram.  Read More

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  • Monde Muyangwa

    Monde Muyangwa

    Director, Africa Program
  • Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience

"To stay even in this war against the Islamic State (an entity which combines 8th century Islamist practices, values, and ideology with 21st century technology) — let alone winning it — seems a stretch. And here’s why," writes Aaron David Miller. Read More

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In a follow up to his previous book (Terror on the Internet), Gabriel Weimann’s newest work describes a growing and untamed cyberspace environment that is providing a natural and effective base of operations for the next generation of online terrorist. Are efforts to thwart those online efforts keeping pace with the level of threat? Read More

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<a href="http://wilsonquarterly.com/stories/nowhere-to-turn-a-nepali-cab-driver-in-qatar/">Nowhere to Turn</a>

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Nowhere to Turn

Sarun, a cab driver in Qatar, had not been paid in nearly four months. His family, back home in Nepal, desperately needed the money. Sarun hadn't been home in two years, and his boss was in possession of his passport. What is a man to do? Read More

<a href="/article/ship-miracles-korea-1950">Ship of Miracles: Korea 1950</a>

Korea 1950

Ship of Miracles: Korea 1950

In December of 1950, the crew of the SS Meredith Victory performed what the Guinness Book of World Records refers to as “the greatest rescue operation ever by a single ship.” One of the last surviving members of the crew, Admiral J. Robert Lunney, recounts the unlikely and amazing journey. Read More

<a href="/article/hold-the-obituary-the-us-really-decline">Is the U.S. Really in Decline?</a>

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Is the U.S. Really in Decline?

From the China challenge to the “rise of the rest,” America’s place in the world is being questioned from within and without. Is the American Century truly over and are its best days in history’s rear view mirror? Read More

<a href="http://www.newsecuritybeat.org/2015/06/paving-way-ethiopias-youth-road-sustainability/">From One Generation to the Next: New Wilson Center Film Explores Integrated Development in Ethiopia</a>


From One Generation to the Next: New Wilson Center Film Explores Integrated Development in Ethiopia

A new film from the Wilson Center, 'Paving the Way: Ethiopia’s Youth on the Road to Sustainability,' transports viewers to an innovative development project where youth and their parents are working together to build a more sustainable future by connecting the dots between conservation, access to health care, and sustainable livelihoods. Read More


Rolling Thunder? Saudi Arabia Discovers the Limits of Air Power

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Rolling Thunder? Saudi Arabia Discovers the Limits of Air Power

Saudi Arabia and its Arab allies have been bombing Yemen relentlessly with critical American support for three months now—yet this air campaign has had little effect on their foes, the Iranian-backed Houthis who still control most of the country.

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Inequality in Mexico

July 07, 2015 // 9:00am11:00am

"Brand Africa"- Separating Myth From Reality

July 07, 2015 // 3:00pm5:00pm

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<a href="/">Gabriel Weimann</a>

Gabriel Weimann

a 2013-14 Wilson Center Fellow, has just published an article "There's no such thing as a lone wolf in cyberspace."

<a href="/">Helene Cooper</a>

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.