Global Governance

'Turkey's Democratic Decline': Henri J. Barkey Testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Sub-Committee on Europe, Eurasia and Emerging Threats

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Turkey’s Democratic Decline

Chairman Rohrabacher, Ranking Member Meeks, and members of the subcommittee, it is an honor to testify before you today. I ask that my written testimony be admitted into the record.

How to Hear, and Address, China’s Reaction to Tribunal Ruling Over South China Sea Claims

Ignore the rhetoric.

For now.

Brexit and the Politics of Fear

I arrived London on Thursday, the day of the BREXIT referendum. London looked the same as usual—people going about their business. I saw none of the “I voted” lapel stickers or the usual campaign signs or bumper stickers, which in this case would have read “remain” or “leave,” that one would see in America on a voting day. Probably a good many Londoners were going about their business as usual, confident that the “remain” side would win handily; London supported it by a significant margin, and must have thought the rest of the country would follow suit.

The Iran-Saudi Arabia Conflict and its Impact on the Organization of Islamic Cooperation

The confrontation between the two bitter rivals Iran and Saudi Arabia has engulfed several Middle Eastern countries and many regional and international Islamic organizations, such as the League of Arab States, the Gulf Cooperation Council, and the Organization of Islamic Cooperation (OIC). This paper will focus on the impact of the Saudi-Iranian rivalry on the OIC.

Brexit Demands a Disruptive Response

The United Kingdom’s stunning vote to leave the European Union will surely disrupt many assumptions about European integration, borders, trade, political elites, the generational divide, and more. 

The response needs to be as disruptive as the referendum result. 

Wilson Center Director Jane Harman Interviews Christine Lagarde on Brexit, International Security, and Greece at the Aspen Ideas Festival

While at the Aspen Ideas Festival, Wilson Center Director Jane Harman sat down with Managing Director of the International Monetary Fund Christine Lagarde to discuss Brexit, international security and Greece. 


Is EU Going to Disintegrate?

The European Union is in serious trouble. A series of recent challenges have shown the flaws in the design of the union.

Like the structural flaws that caused the fall of Edgar Allan Poe’s “House of Usher,” the structural flaws of the EU could bring a similar fate. In Poe’s story, it was a minor zigzag crack in an aging wall that eventually widens into the full and final collapse of the house of Usher.

Where Does the UK Go From Here?

Michael J. Geary, Global Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Global Europe program, discusses the implications on the UK’s “Brexit” vote to leave the European Union. 

The Other Major Refugee Crisis: 3 Million Afghans

Syria’s refugee crisis dominates the headlines, but the crisis of Afghan refugees is significant—and has the potential to undermine the future of a country in which the U.S. has invested so much. Here are four things about a crisis that gets relatively little attention in the West.