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End of an Era? Uruguay’s Unexpectedly Close Election

After 15 years in power, Uruguay’s Frente Amplio (Broad Front) progressive coalition is in danger of losing the presidency in the October 27, 2019, general election. The Frente’s poor performance in the June primaries suggests a high political cost of Uruguay’s rising unemployment, worsening crime rates and disappointing educational outcomes despite continued success relative to most of the region.

Sovereignty Experiments: Korean Migrants and the Building of Borders in Northeast Asia, 1860-1945

Sovereignty Experiments tells the story of how authorities in Korea, Russia, China, and Japan―through diplomatic negotiations, border regulations, legal categorization of subjects and aliens, and cultural policies―competed to control Korean migrants as they suddenly moved abroad by the thousands in the late nineteenth century. Alyssa M.

Event Recap - Sharia and the State in Pakistan: Blasphemy Politics

Farhat Haq’s new book, Sharia and the State in Pakistan, highlights the often censored debates on the controversial blasphemy law that has caused much social instability in the country. She outlines how the word Sharia is not considered a neutral term anymore but invokes strong emotions globally.

Combating Corruption

Latin America has endured the scourge of corruption for decades, which has been detrimental to economic development, governance, and human rights. However, in the last five years, a great deal has changed. According to the Americas Society and Council of the Americas (AS/COA), the investigations into the Lava Jato case (Operation Car Wash) in Brazil and the La Línea corruption case in Guatemala have sparked the “systemic change” that is confronting political and economic impunity at the highest levels.

Unmasked: López Obrador & The End of Make-Believe

One year after Mexico's historic 2018 election and the victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Mexico Institute is honored to publish Luis Rubio's latest book on politics and governance in Mexico, Unmasked: López Obrador & the End of Make-Believe. Following on from A Mexican Utopia,

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).