"Islamic State militants crossed a last possible boundary of decency by citing the Quran as authority for the barbarism they have been practicing against women. Equally disturbing, Arab leaders and the ulama, the clerical leaders of Islam, have been silent in the face of this effrontery," writes Haleh EsfandiariRead More

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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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“Climate change will affect the Department of Defense’s ability to defend the nation and poses immediate risks to U.S. national security,” says a new report from the Pentagon. Read More

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"We have to stop expecting the kind of greatness that we witnessed in the past so that we can allow our presidents to be good," says Aaron David Miller. 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

President Dilma Rousseff failed to secure an absolute majority of votes in the first ballot of Brazil’s elections and will face senator Aécio Neves, a popular former governor of the state of Minas Gerais, in a final round scheduled for Sunday October 26. Paulo Sotero talks about what to expect. Read More

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Former Russian Foreign Minister Igor Ivanov spoke about the current state of U.S.-Russia relations during one of the tensest times since the end of the Cold War. Joining him to discuss current events affecting this important relationship was former CNN foreign correspondent Jill DoughertyRead More

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As Deputy Secretary of Energy Daniel Poneman prepares to leave office this week, he visited the Wilson Center to provide context on U.S. energy needs and the policies designed to meet them. Read More

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When Denmark became the first country to legalize civil unions for gay couples, it marked the start of a new era of LGBTI rights, with global ripples that continue to reverberate today. 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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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.