"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

Wilson Center Experts

"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

Wilson Center Experts

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

Wilson Center Experts

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

Wilson Center Experts

  • Sean Peoples

    Sean Peoples

    Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program
  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Roger-Mark De Souza

    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

Wilson Center Experts

Africa Program Global Fellow Dr. James A. Schear analyzes the Security Governance Initiative (SGI), a new initiative announced at last year’s US-Africa Leaders Summit that emphasizes "close coordination among self-reliant actors in pursuit of common goals." Schear discusses the major impediments of SGI implementation and how the Obama Administration can overcome these roadblocks to secure stability, prosperity and democracy. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

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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U.S. Foreign Policy

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://wilsonquarterly.com/quarterly/spring-2015-american-fissures/great-war-among-brothers-this-earth/">A Great War Among the Brothers of this Earth</a>

Race in America

A Great War Among the Brothers of this Earth

With the murder of Malcolm X, the Selma-to-Montgomery march, and the passage of the Voting Rights Act, 1965 was a pivotal year in American history. What lessons does it hold for America in 2015? Read More

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Think Tanks

Think Tank Summit 2015

Andrew Selee outlines the topics discussed by the gathering of ideas industry leaders at the 2015 Think Tank Summit. Read More

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The Estonia Model: Why a Free and Secure Internet Matters

Estonia's President Toomas Hendrik Ilves on the state of cybersecurity, privacy, and the digital economy. 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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Crisis in the Eurozone

July 01, 2015 // 10:00am11:00am

"Brand Africa"- Separating Myth From Reality

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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.

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.