In Mexico, what was once a national security threat has become a local public security problem, but there is not much of an infrastructure in many parts of the country to deal with it, writes Andrew SeleeRead More

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    Andrew Selee

    Executive Vice President and Senior Advisor to the Mexico Institute
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    Duncan Wood

    Director, Mexico Institute

The Wilson Center’s Wilson Quarterly has been honored with Editor and Publisher’s EPPY awards for Best Overall Website Design and Best Redesign/Relaunch. The awards honor the best media-affiliated websites and recognize the Wilson Quarterly’s new all-digital format, developed with Marquee. Read More

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    Jane Harman

    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center

Watch this exclusive interview with a newly elected member of the Ukrainian Parliament, rising star Hanna Hopko. Read More

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A narrow victory after a divisive campaign leaves a weakened leader with few options to revive Brazil’s slowing economy, writes Paulo SoteroRead More

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"Parliamentarians’ renewed obsession with women’s dress and male-female workplace mixing represents a throwback to the early days of the Islamic revolution, when women who did not observe the Islamic dress code were subject to 70 lashes and when men and women were segregated in university classrooms, buses and elsewhere," writes Haleh Esfandiari. Read More

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In the U.S., ongoing partisan battles have raised questions about the ability of the often self-proclaimed "world’s greatest democracy" to meet its most basic obligations. Have these failures, real and perceived, damaged the ability of democracies around the world to promote democratic governance as the solution to a wide range of challenges and problems? Read More

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"Even if the war in Afghanistan is ending for U.S. combat forces, it isn't ending for Afghans anytime soon," writes Michael KugelmanRead More

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    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

Ebola is now a global crisis and last week it entered the United States. How are healthcare systems and humanitarian groups responding to the crisis and is the virus really under control? Three experts including Dr. Anthony Fauci discuss the virus and the world’s response. Read More

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It is with sadness that the Wilson Center learned that Dr. Carol J. Lancaster, the former Dean of the School of Foreign Service at Georgetown University, died earlier this morning. Carol was an extraordinary leader in the development community and gave so much during her three decades of exemplary service and leadership. Read More

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Events in the Middle East have focused of late on Iraq, Syria, and the battle against ISIS. But Israel retains its centrality as a dynamic actor in the region and sits at the nexus of several critically important issues. Yossi Alpher and Aaron David Miller discuss Israel’s role in a complex and changing Middle East. Read More

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China’s energy investments are on the move, touching nearly every region of the globe from coal and liquefied natural gas imports from Australia to a recent natural gas agreement with Russia and expanded oil drilling in the South China Sea.  Read More

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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


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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.

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Public Policy Scholar from 2013, recently published his new book, All the Truth Is Out: The Week Politics Went Tabloid, which he worked on during his time at the Wilson Center. The book looks at 1988 Democratic presidential candidate Gary Hart, who withdrew from the race following intense media scrutiny after an alleged affair.

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Joan Biskupic

Public Policy Scholar from 2011, recently published Breaking In: The Rise of Sonia Sotomayor and the Politics of Justice, a book she worked on while at the Center.

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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.