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Improving Future Ocean Governance – Governance of Global Goods in an Age of Global Shifts

This policy paper provides recommendations as to how G20 states can:
  • consolidate their own capacity and assist non-G20 states in taking responsibility for strengthening marine science and implementation of existing regulatory frameworks,
  • exercise innovative global and regional leadership to address emerging opportunities and associated governance challenges and
  • facilitate the meaningful involvement of the private sector and the public in ensuring a collective governance order around oceans.

Brexit Confusion Reigns in London

With 19 days left before Britain formally exits the European Union on March 29, the House of Commons once again rejected Prime Minister Theresa May's latest withdrawal agreement. A deflated and exasperated May has now promised a ‘free vote’ tomorrow in parliament where MPs will decide, without pressure from the government, whether Britain should leave the EU without a deal.

Grading the Mexican President’s First Hundred Days

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW Director of the Mexico Institute Duncan Wood provides analysis on Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador’s first hundred days in office. Has AMLO’s very high popularity among the Mexican people translated into legislative achievements and what’s next on his agenda for 2019?


When Trust Fails: How Long Can the Russian State Withstand Waning Public Support?


Russia, Turkey, and Iran: Learning to Work Together in the Absence of the United States


Russia, Iran, and Turkey moved a step closer to a settlement that would determine the future of a peaceful Syria when the three countries’ leaders met earlier this month in the southern Russian city of Sochi. But an agreement is still out of reach.

Kennan Cable No. 40: Russia’s Search for a Greater Eurasia: Origins, Promises, and Prospects

Vladimir Putin announced the Russian government’s desire for a greater Eurasian partnership at the St. Petersburg Economic Forum in June 2016. In the opening speech, Putin proposed “considering the prospects for more extensive Eurasian partnership involving the Eurasian Economic Union,” in which countries such as China, Pakistan, Iran, and India would also be included.[1] Since then, Putin has consistently promoted the project in his addresses to the Federal Assembly, in meetings with foreign leaders, at subsequent St.

8th Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations

On July 17 and 18, 2019, the US Arctic Research Commission, US National Ice Center, and Wilson Center’s Polar Institute hosted the 8th Biennial Symposium on the Impacts of an Ice-Diminishing Arctic on Naval and Maritime Operations (IDA). Speakers discussed a wide array of issues currently facing the Arctic region, including: marine transportation; federal, state, local, and international operations; security; scientific research; infrastructure and investments; policy implications in the region; and much more.