Governance News

Five takeaways from Guatemala’s deepening political crisis

Sep 02, 2015
Late afternoon on September 1st, 138 members of Guatemala’s congress took the historic step of stripping troubled President Otto Pérez Molina of his legal immunity. Here are five takeaways from this historic decision.

Corruption Scandal Rocks Guatemala

Sep 01, 2015
Eric L. Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American program, speaks on Boston Public Radio regarding the growing unrest in Guatemala surrounding corruption allegations in the administration of President Otto Perez Molina.

Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa Participated in Second Annual African Leadership Forum

Aug 24, 2015
Africa Program Director Dr. Monde Muyangwa recently participated in the second annual African Leadership Forum hosted by President Mkapa, former President of Tanzania, and coordinated by the Institute of African Leadership for Sustainable Development (UONGOZI Institute).

African Security Issues: An Update on Current Challenges and Future Threats

Aug 14, 2015
James Schear, a Global Fellow with the Wilson Center's Africa Program and Environmental Change and Security Program, is a former Assistant Deputy Secretary of Defense with an expertise in the many security challenges facing the African continent. From Boko Haram to ongoing conflict in South Sudan, there is no shortage of issues. We spoke to Schear about a host of topics and also about the potential represented by the Security Governance Initiative agreed to by the U.S. and six African nations. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

What's Next for Greece?

Aug 09, 2015
Public Policy Fellow Meg Lundsager has been following the story of Greece's financial woes and its negotiations within the Eurozone every step of the way. In this edition of TRENDING, the former International Monetary Fund executive provides insight into what's next for Greece.

Turkey after Elections: Iranian Nuclear Deal, Kurdish Peace Process and the Fight against DAESH

Aug 03, 2015
Global Fellow Bülent Aras and Fuat Keyman, Director of the Istanbul Policy Center, discuss the changes in Turkey’s political climate and the implications of forming a coalition government following elections in June.

Advancing Justice Sector Reform in Mexico

Jul 28, 2015
Since 2008, Mexico has been implementing a series of reforms that will transform the nation’s criminal justice system to make it more transparent and accountable, thereby improving the nation’s administration of justice and public security. This expert take discusses key aspects of that reform.

Infographic: Judicial Reform in Mexico

Jul 23, 2015
This infographic depicts successes and scale of the judicial reform's implementation process and general trends from 2006-2014.

Brazil After President Rousseff’s U.S. Visit

Jul 20, 2015
President Dilma Rousseff’s approval and popularity ratings continue to remain low even after her recent meeting with President Obama. If the trip to the U.S. did provide a bump for the President, it was short-lived and has wilted in the face of political and economic realities in Brazil. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero explains the situation President Rousseff faces provides insights on what it might take to turn things around. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.