The Australian minister for foreign affairs, Kevin Rudd has today announced that Wilson Center Australian Scholar Chris Barrett will be Australia's next Ambassador and Permanent Representative to the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) in Paris.
Reflecting on Pakistan's political crisis in the wake of the November 3 imposition of emergency rule and the calling of elections for January 8, Wilson Center Pakistan Scholar Samia Altaf worries that a strategy based on urging Pakistan to "return to democracy" without the institutions that make democracy meaningful "betrays either naivete or disinterest."
Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s visit last month to Burma (Myanmar) broke new ground in Washington’s often tortuous relationship with that country. Wilson Center Fellow Kenton Clymer reminds us that Clinton was not the first secretary of state to make a surprise trip to Burma. Clymer is a Distinguished Research Professor of History at Northern Illinois University.
In part 5 of our series on the Arctic, Russia expert, Marlene Laruelle, shares her thoughts on Russia’s leading role as an Arctic nation and how it might react to a China-US partnership in the region.
Remarks made by Michael Kugelman at a February 24 conference on the world's Shia Muslims.