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Clinton v. Trump: The View From China

Any American presidential election will be of interest to allies and adversaries alike, but Clinton v. Trump is shaping up to be one of the most hotly debated of all time. Foreign leaders and commentators have had lots to say about the 2016 race for the White House. Robert Daly recently visited China to conduct a series of presentations on the US election. He reports on the view from China in this edition of  Wilson Center NOW.


The Choice of an Ally

Transnational political campaigns are increasingly frequent in Europe since national parties collaborate with their ideological kin through “party families” of the European Parliament. But it is rather unusual that a NATO member’s head of government openly endorses one of the American presidential candidates over the other. And that is precisely what happened on July 25: Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orbán endorsed Donald J. Trump for President – just two days after the conclusion of the Republican National Convention and two days before the opening of the Democrats’ event.

Tinker Tailor Soldier Hacker: The Russian Factor In the DNC Email Scandal

There is a certain irony to insinuations that the latest Democratic National Committee (DNC) email hacking scandal reflects a Kremlin plot to put Donald Trump in the White House.  It was only five years ago, in the midst of controversial Russian parliamentary and presidential elections, that Vladimir Putin accused then Secretary of State Hillary Clinton of 

American Politics Caught in a “Russian Trap”

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A “Trump Doctrine” on Russia and Ukraine?

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UNEP's GEO-6 North American Report: Informing the 2030 Development Agenda

With so much focus on global environmental problems, many may wonder how their region is faring more specifically. This is the sentiment behind the United Nations Environment Program’s process for the latest iteration of its flagship assessment, the Global Environmental Outlook 6 (GEO-6). 

The Evolution of TSA: What Lies Ahead

In today’s increasingly demanding threat environment, TSA is undergoing a remarkable transformation both philosophically and operationally.  Beneath the headlines about TSA’s challenges is a security agency evolving in its approach to protecting travelers, adapting new technologies and envisioning new ways to provide transportation security. 

North American Leaders Meet: The Agenda

Ambassador Tony Wayne describes the ambitious agenda for the recent North American Leaders Summit.