Jul 31, 2015
Prolific author, acclaimed historian, and Wilson Center Senior Scholar, James Reston’s latest book draws on primary source correspondence, notes, and other writings to provide a gripping portrait of what may be the most productive months of Martin Luther’s life. Luther’s Fortress: Martin Luther and His Reformation Under Siege, chronicles a critical but little-known episode in Luther’s life, revealing its pivotal role in the history of Christianity. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.
Jul 29, 2015
After years of disagreement, the U.S. and Turkey are preparing to fight together in Syria. Henri Barkey explains Ankara's change of heart.
Jul 20, 2015
"If there is one group in the Middle East that has managed to bloody ISIS seriously, it has been the Syrian Kurds. Therefore, ISIS has an incentive in hurting the Kurds wherever they are, whether it is in Turkey or in Syria," says Henri Barkey in this interview on CNN.
Jul 15, 2015
When a country moves from conflict to peace, the transitional period includes a desire for justice that can take many forms. Arnaud Kurze’s research project explores the creation of “alternative transitional justice spaces” in post-conflict contexts, particularly concentrating on the role of art and the impact of social movements to address human rights abuses. Drawing on the former Yugoslavia, post-Mubarak Egypt and post-authoritarian Tunisia, he scrutinizes the work of contemporary youth activists and artists to deal with the past and foster sociopolitical change. In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we speak with Kurze about his findings
Jul 15, 2015
"And while the impact and legacy of the sanctions themselves are mixed, there can be no doubt that the era of partnership in Russia's relations with Europe and the West is now fully over, and that a new period characterized by mutual isolation and deterrence has begun," write Matthew Rojansky and Michael Kofman.
Jul 15, 2015
When discussing Mexico’s international trade relations, the focus is often on the country’s deep economic entanglement with its northern neighbor. Indeed, the United States constitutes Mexico’s largest import and export partner, and the interdependence of the two markets is extensive. Nonetheless, it is often overlooked that Mexico also enjoys important trade relations with the European Union and its individual member states.
Jul 14, 2015
"Both of these deals provide better outcomes than failed negotiations would have. They demonstrate that dedicated diplomacy can still achieve positive solutions within an integrated global system that is more or less still functioning," writes Jack A. Goldstone.
Jul 10, 2015
Wilson Center Fellow Meg Lundsager shares perspective on the global repercussions of the Greek debt drama, including the role of the IMF and lightening Greece's debt burden.
Jul 02, 2015
Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow and former International Monetary Fund executive, Meg Lundsager, explains Greece’s default and its implications for Europe.
Jun 29, 2015
Report on the 2015 Streseman Workshop on discontent over Cold War security architecture in Europe and the search for alternatives.