Global Governance

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.

Climate Policy and Climate Ethics: A Debate on Justice and our Global Future

As the international community looks to the Paris climate agreement and beyond, a key question emerges: Will strong ethical arguments or pragmatic national interest lead to a safe and sustainable future? Can these two perspectives coexist?

What Next? Climate Mitigation After Paris

The Paris Climate Agreement sets forth a bold goal to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, keep global temperature rise below 2.0 degrees Celsius, and employ best efforts toward no more than 1.5 degrees of warming. It also sets forth a new set of rules to achieve these goals.

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