"Russians have come to depend on their belief in Putin as much as he depends on their support. This mutual dependence is driving Russia toward political and economic isolation – with serious consequences for ordinary Russians’ livelihoods," writes Fellow Maxim TrudolyubovRead More

Wilson Center Experts

"India's new prime minister is coming to Washington. Considering the stakes for both nations, a stronger partnership is badly needed," write Michael Kugelman and Ray VickeryRead More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Michael Kugelman

    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

China faces a dilemma. It is home to 20 percent of the world’s population but only seven percent of the world’s water resources and nine percent of the world’s arable land. At the same time, a rising middle class is demanding more food. Over the last 30 years, China’s meat demand has quadrupled. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

Earning the Trust of “Digital Natives”: To effectively navigate the online environment in a way that builds trust while also addressing security, government and non-government actors must address the questions and concerns of a generation raised in a digital world. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Meg King

    Meg King

    National Security Advisor to the Director, President, and CEO
  • Jane Harman

    Jane Harman

    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center

"You should focus on 50% of the population, which is women, and see what is happening to them. You should mention them, you should have the courage to say 'yes this is done to our women; this is done to our sisters, daughters, wives...' " said Haleh Esfandiari in an interview about ISIS’ campaign of violence against women. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

The two top presidential candidates, Ashraf Ghani and Abdullah Abdullah have pledged to form a national unity government. Here are four questions to consider, the answers of which are likely to reveal much about the success and duration of Afghanistan’s new government. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Michael Kugelman

    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program
  • Robin Wright

    Robin Wright

    USIP-Wilson Center Distinguished Scholar

The effects of climate change "are here now" and pose a "serious challenge" for the United States, says Alice Hill, White House senior advisor for preparedness and resilience. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Roger-Mark De Souza

    Director of Population, Environmental Security and Resilience, Wilson Center

On September 26, the Brazil Institute convened a special presidential campaign series, "Meet the Campaign Managers," in-depth conversations with Brazil's top presidential campaign advisers. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

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New Book on the Secret History of the Predator Drone

Amazon.com has named Wilson Center Global Fellow Richard Whittle’s new book  Predator: The Secret Origins of the Drone Revolution one of September’s fifteen best new history books. Read More

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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

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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

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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

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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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Monday - Friday
9am - 5pm

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October 01, 2014 // 3:30pm5:00pm

Art Exhibit: "From War to Victory: Poland 1939-1989"

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Alumni News

Farideh Farhi

Farideh Farhi

Public Policy Scholar from 2008, recently published this Viewpoint, Rouhani and the Potential Failure of Nuclear Talks.

<a href="/">Sergey Radchenko</a>

Sergey Radchenko

public policy scholar in 2013, recently published this Foreign Policy article The Rise and Fall of Hindi Chini Bhai Bhai about the long, tricky frenemyship of Asia's two biggest powers


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.