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Book Launch | Unmasked: López Obrador & the End of Make-Believe

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the book launch for Unmasked: López Obrador and the End of Make-Believe, by Luis Rubio, Global Fellow & Advisory Board Member of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and President of Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI).

Interview with Tiago Mitraud, Federal Deputy and Leader of RenovaBR

This interview is also available in Portuguese, following the English version below / A entrevista está disponível em português, sob a versão em inglês.

Dr. Monde Muyangwa Discusses the Importance of Strategic Leadership in Governance for African Security

Draining the Moldovan Swamp


The Moldovan opposition's ouster of the ruling Democratic Party of Moldova (PD) represents a big battle won in the war against kleptocracy. With diligent follow-up and support, it could also lead to the emergence of a political culture that prizes good governance over false geopolitical choices.

How Past Wars Shape the Present in China, Russia, and North Korea

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with Wilson Fellow Katie Stallard-Blanchette about her project “Dancing on Bones,” a book-length investigation of how China, Russia, and North Korea exploit their wartime past to secure contemporary regime legitimacy, and justify aggressive foreign policy. 


Assessing the First Six Months of the Bolsonaro Administration in Brazil

On July 1, exactly six months after Bolsonaro’s inauguration, the Brazil Institute held a discussion with Maurício Moura and other experts on the Brazilian government’s performance in the first semester of 2019. The event also served to celebrate the release of A eleição disruptiva: Por que Bolsonaro venceu (The Disruptive Election: Why Bolsonaro Won), in which Maurício Moura and Juliano Corbellini examine how a relatively unimportant, far-right congressman came to be president of Brazil, and what that means for the government and its agenda.

A Strategic Plan for the Arctic Council: Recommendations for Moving Forward

For the first time since its creation in 1996, the Arctic Council failed to reach agreement on a Ministerial Declaration when it met in Rovaniemi earlier this month. Such Declarations signed at each past Ministerial meeting have served to highlight the Council’s programs and projects over the prior two years and to chart new work that the Council would undertake during the next biennium.

The Arctic in World Affairs: Chapters by David Balton

Polar Institute Senior Fellow David Balton authored two chapters in The Arctic in World Affairs: A North Pacific Dialogue on Arctic 2030 and Beyond--Pathways to the Future. Ambassador Balton's two chapters are entitled U.S. National Arctic Policies and Priorities Toward 2030 and Beyond, and The Arctic Fisheries Agreement: Looking to 2030 and Beyond.

Managing Voter Expectations: The Biggest Challenge for Zelenskiy’s Nascent Presidency


Volodymyr Zelenskiy received an unprecedented level of support during Ukraine’s presidential elections. Nothing like it has ever before been seen in the country. But preserving his popularity will be much more difficult than gaining the ballot box win, and he will have to go from zero to sixty to satisfy voters’ expectations the moment his May 20 inauguration is over.