"Only time will tell whether he moved too slowly in his reforms to save the ruling House of Saud from the hurricane winds of change sweeping the Arab world since the 2011 Arab Spring. But there is no denying his early efforts to rejuvenate a monarchy stuck in an ultraconservative Islamic straight jacket," writes David Ottaway on the death of King Abdullah. Read More

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Science and the media need each other. They just don’t know it yet, writes former public policy scholar Louise Lief in the latest from the Wilson Quarterly.

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    David Rejeski

    Director, Science and Technology Innovation Program; Interim Director, Commons Lab
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    Meaghan Parker

    Writer/Editor, Environmental Change and Security Program

"If the outside world doesn’t come back to vigorously help stem the tide, Yemen may formally crumble into a failed state, with militias seizing more power and full scale war erupting among rival powers on multiple fronts," writes Robin Wright. Read More

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President Barack Obama‘s upcoming three-day visit to India aims to build on the momentum of Prime Minister Narendra Modi‘s week-long visit to the U.S. in September–a trip flush with soaring rhetoric and goodwill. But don’t expect substantive outcomes. Here are four reasons why. Read More

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    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

“There is an ongoing struggle within Islam between Sunni and Shia, moderates and radicals, modernists and traditionalists that is far from being resolved. … No U.S. narrative or externally generated reform effort can delegitimize the jihadis; only the Muslims themselves can do that.” Read More

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In India’s resource-rich Meghalaya State, demand for coal is transforming the environment and the people who depend on it. 'Broken Landscape,' a new film by the Wilson Center, examines the lives of those on the front lines of this water-energy choke point. Read More

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    Jennifer L. Turner

    Director, China Environment Forum
  • Sean Peoples

    Sean Peoples

    Multimedia Producer and Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program

"Putin’s seemingly relaxed attitude was on display during his December state-of-the-nation address, where he reported on his “new” economic initiatives. Yet none of his proposals possess the urgency — and the details –that would soften Russia’s looming deep recession," writes Will Pomeranz. Read More

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"In doing this quadrennial energy review, what has come into much sharper focus is the question of not just the energy infrastructure----the pipes and wires that move electricity or fuels--but also what we might term the shared infrastructure that moves many, many commodities including energy," said Secretary of Energy Ernest Moniz Read More

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Increases in energy production in Canada and the U.S., combined with promising reforms in Mexico, are creating what some describe as a “North American energy renaissance.” Read More

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The key to any nation’s success is finding ways to unleash innovation in pursuit of solving problems. But where does innovation come from and what is necessary for building an environment in which it can flourish? Read More

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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.