Security and Defense

Next Steps with Pyongyang

Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s latest trip to Pyongyang was a collision between the exaggerated claims made by President Trump following his summit meeting in Singapore with Kim Jong-un and the realities of diplomacy with North Korea.

Deepening a Natural Partnership? Assessing the State of U.S.-India Counterterrorism Cooperation

Nearly a year after the Washington summit meeting between President Trump and Prime Minister Modi, U.S.-India relations, and particularly bilateral security relations, are making ample progress. To assess that progress, the Asia Program invited security analyst Amit Kumar to speak on June 14th at the Wilson Center. As Michael Kugelman, the deputy director of the Asia Program, mentioned in the beginning of the event, the India-U.S.

An Israeli Perspective on Russia’s Role in the Middle East

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, Major General (Res.) Amos Gilead discusses how Russia has positioned itself as a major player in Syria and about its ambitions in the greater Middle East region. He also explains the current state of Israel-Russia relations.

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NORAD: Celebrating 60 Years of U.S. – Canada Cooperation

Join Canada's Ambassador to the United States David MacNaughton and Wilson Center President & CEO, Representative Jane Harman for a discussion with Lieutenant-General Pierre St-Amand, General (Ret'd) Thomas J Lawson and General (Ret'd) Victor Eugene Renuart on the legacy, threats, and modernization of NORAD. Canada Institute Director, Dr. Laura Dawson will moderate. 

'The Trump-Kim Summit: Outcomes and Oversight': Abe Denmark Testifies before the House Foreign Affairs Committee

Abraham Denmark, Director of the Wilson Center's Asia Program and former Assistant Secretary of Defense for East Asia, testified before the House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific at a June 20 hearing titled "The Trump-Kim Summit: Outcomes and Oversight."

The full testimony (as prepared) is available below.

A Ray of Hope in Afghanistan

The last few days have produced a series of uplifting, heartwarming scenes in Afghanistan—not a nation where such adjectives are typically applied.

Over the course of a three-day truce declared by the Taliban to mark the Eid holiday, Afghan civilians, troops, and Taliban foot soldiers were seen mingling and enjoying sweets together in cities across the country.

Africa Program Director Monde Muyanga Participates in the Africa Leadership Forum 2017 Follow-Up Event in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania

On May 17, 2018, Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa attended the Africa Leadership Forum, “Africa in the Global Peace and Security Architecture,” organized by the UONGOZI Leadership Institute. Held in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, former Presidents H.E. Benjamin Mkapa of Tanzania, H.E. Thabo Mbeki of South Africa, and H.E. Hassan Sheikh Mohamud of Somalia gathered with about forty high-level experts and leaders in African peace and security to advance the discussion on Africa’s place in the global security framework.

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