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AfPak File: Afghanistan's Crucial Month

September is a crucial month for Afghanistan. U.S.-Taliban talks are moving toward an American troop withdrawal deal, while presidential elections scheduled for later in the month are fast approaching.

The latest episode of The AfPak File takes stock of where things stand with peace negotiations and the upcoming elections; considers the challenges ahead for both; and highlights what to look for in the coming weeks.

Afghanistan’s Crucial Month - Catch Up With The AfPak File Podcast

Peace talks between the United States and the Taliban have continued to move forward, fueling hopes that an agreement would help to end the 18 year war in Afghanistan.  There will also be a presidential election in Afghanistan on September 28th.  The AfPak File podcast calls September a crucial month in their newest episode.

Break all the Borders: Separatism and the Reshaping of the Middle East

Since 2011, civil wars and state failure have wracked the Arab world, underlying the misalignment between national identity and political borders. In Break all the Borders, Ariel I. Ahram examines the separatist movements that aimed to remake those borders and create new independent states.

Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Policy Workshop: Peace, Youth, and Security in the Sahel.

The Wilson Center Africa Program partnered with the Initiative Prospective Agricole et Rurale (IPAR) to co-host a Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP) Regional Policy Workshop on Peace and Security in the Sahel from July 22 to 23, 2019 in Dakar, Senegal. The workshop, hosted under the banner of the Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP), followed on the heels of and built on the four-day Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding Annual Conference on “Youth and Peacebuilding in Africa” which took place in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire from July 22-23, 2019.

Venezuela: Is There a Way Out of its Tragic Impasse?

2019 SVNP Annual Conference: Youth and Peacebuilding in Africa (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

The Wilson Center Africa Program in partnership with the Centre de Recherche et d’Action pour la Paix (CERAP) and Centre Ivoirien de Recherches Economiques et Sociales (CIRES) co-hosted the 2019 Southern Voices Network for Peacebuilding (SVNP) Conference from July 15 to 18, 2019 in Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire. The SVNP is a pan-African network consisting of 23 organizations working on various dimensions of peacebuilding in Africa.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Presents at the African Unity for Renaissance Conference in Pretoria

On May 22, 2019, Dr. Monde Muyangwa, the Director of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, presented at the 9th African Unity for Renaissance Conference on “Alternative Perspectives for Peace-making and Peacebuilding in Africa,” hosted by the Human Sciences Research Council’s (HSRC) Africa Institute of South Africa (AISA).

Q&A: Can North Korea and the U.S. strike a nuclear deal?

This article is part of the World Economic Forum's Geostrategy platform

After two high-profile summits between President Donald Trump and Kim Jong Un, both sides still appear to be far apart on the issue of nuclear disarmament. Have the talks reached stalemate, and what is the significance of Chinese President Xi Jinping’s recent state visit to Pyongyang? Is there still hope of a successful agreement?

Intellectuals and Fascism in Interwar Romania: The Criterion Association

In 1930s Bucharest, some of the country’s most brilliant young intellectuals converged to form the Criterion Association. Bound by friendship and the dream of a new, modern Romania, their members included historian Mircea Eliade, critic Petru Comarnescu, Jewish playwright Mihail Sebastian and a host of other philosophers and artists. Together, they built a vibrant cultural scene that flourished for a few short years, before fascism and scandal splintered their ranks. Cristina A.

Unpacking the Conflict in Libya

On Tuesday, June 25, 2019, the Wilson Center Africa and Middle East Programs welcomed Mr. Anas El Gomati to the Wilson Center to hold a private briefing on the ongoing conflict in Libya. Mr. Mike Morrow, a Senior Diplomatic Fellow at the Wilson Center, offered welcome remarks, and Ms. Merissa Khurma, Project Director of the Wilson Center’s Middle East Special Initiatives, moderated the concluding question-and-answer portion. Mr.