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Post-Protests, The Dilemma Remains Unsolved in Hong Kong

After two million Hong Kong residents, more than one-fourth of the city’s population, took to the streets to protest against a bill allowing extradition to China, Governor Carrie Lam apologized to the people of Hong Kong and suspended the legislative process of the bill. This massive demonstration on June 16th, largely peaceful, followed violent conflicts between protestors and the police on June 12th, which had blocked a second reading of the bill. Although intermittent protests are still occurring in Hong Kong, large-scale conflicts have been relatively settled.

Taiwan's Democracy and the Free and Open Pacific: A Mayoral Perspective

The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy unveiled by President Trump has been regarded as a roadmap for U.S. engagement in Asia. It can also be seen as a new vision for the United States as it grapples with the rapidly shifting political, economic, and security realties of the region. For Taiwan, the question is how FOIP configures in defining and strengthening Washington's relations with Taipei.

Infographic: AMLO after One Year

AMLO & the Fourth Transformation: One Year After His Historic Election Victory

It has now been one year since the victory of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, an election that was won with the promise of a Fourth Transformation in Mexico. As part of this transformation, López Obrador promised to end corruption, grow the Mexican economy, reduce violence, build infrastructure, and expand social programs designed to reduce poverty and inequality. Six months after taking office, he has maintained a high level of popular support while aggressively pursuing his agenda and managing a challenging relationship with the U.S. administration.

Event Recap: What to Make of India's Election Results?

At the close of the Indian election last month, Narendra Modi, the incumbent Prime Minister, won re-election with a significant margin. On May 28th, Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of the Asia Program, hosted a Ground Truth Briefing examining the implication of the Indian election.

Wilson Center Alumni Lead Women's Suffrage Exhibit at the National Archives

Former Wilson Center Fellows Dr. Robyn Muncy and Dr. Marjorie Spruill recently led the creation of an inspiring and informative exhibit at the National ArchivesRightfully Hers: American Women and the Vote brings to life women’s struggle for the right to participate in their democracy through photos, records, objects, and even rare footage. On display through January 3, 2021, the exhibit highlights the grit and tenacity shown by diverse activists throughout U.S. history who secured voting rights for all American women.

Dr. Luis Rubio: Policy and Progress in Mexico

A former Public Policy Scholar with the Wilson Center's Latin American Program, Dr. Luis Rubio is an expert on issues of democracy, economics and globalization, global governance and political economy. He is currently serving as a Global Fellow with the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and chairman of the Center of Research for Development (CIDAC), an independent research institution devoted to the study of economic and political policy issues.

25 Years of Democracy in South Africa

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Zintle Koza, a visiting fellow with the Wilson Center’s Africa program.  She describes South Africa’s current political and economic landscape twenty-five years after democracy was established. Koza also analyzes the results of the recent general election and expectations for President Ramaphosa’s first full term. 

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