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Climate Change: No Longer a Distant Threat

May 15, 2014
A new report from the CNA Corporation's Military Advisory Board makes clear that when it comes to climate change, “many threats are manifesting faster than anticipated and the risks are accelerating.” Geoff Dabelko discusses the threats and recommendations from the report.

Latin American Program in the News: "Experto colombiano propone ir por 'peces gordos' del narcotráfico"

May 14, 2014
This article describes a new counter-narcotrafficking strategy (targeting "big fish" rather than "mules") discussed by Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón during the first Reunión Ministerial sobre el Problema Mundial de las Drogas de la Cominidad de Estados Latinoamericanos y Caribeños (Celac). This article is in Spanish.

2014 Ahtisaari Symposium Keynote: The Crisis of Euro-Atlantic Security

May 13, 2014
On May 5, 2014, Ambassador Wolfgang Ischinger – Chairman of the Munich Security Conference, and Distinguished Scholar with the Global Europe Program at the Wilson Center – delivered the keynote address on “The Crisis of Euro-Atlantic Security” at the 2014 Ahtisaari Symposium.

The Great Game That Won't Be

May 07, 2014
This article is part of a monthly series for Foreign Policy by Michael Kugelman that highlights possible post-2014 scenarios for Afghanistan.

Five Pakistani Militants We Should Be Paying More Attention To

May 02, 2014
Michael Kugelman writes about five Pakistani militant leaders who are worth singling out—not just because they threaten stability, but because they foreshadow Pakistani militancy’s future trajectory.

Важкі часи для Одеси

Apr 29, 2014
Хаос, який охопив Україну в останні місяці, зачепив і Одесу. В цьому зазвичай спокійному і розслабленому місті тепер з’явилася напруга, якої вже не відчувалося багато десятиліть. Одесити, які люблять говорити про погоду, мистецтво та спорт, зараз розпочали нескінченні політичні дебати.
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Civil War in Syria: How Will It End?

Apr 24, 2014
Robert Ford, America’s recently retired ambassador to Syria, shares his thoughts on the use of force, the prospects for a diplomatic solution, and the possibility of collaborating with Iran during a candid discussion of the ongoing violence with Syria.
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Putin and Crimea: A Dangerous Situation

Apr 17, 2014
"I tend to think this is an exceptionally dangerous situation for the simple reason that the Russian message 'Take us seriously or else' has never received a satisfactory answer," said Matthew Rojansky on Russia's annexation of Crimea.
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Mexico’s Struggles With Violence: Is There an End in Sight?

Apr 16, 2014
In this Context interview, Emily Edmonds-Poli and Matthew C. Ingram, two of the contributing authors of "Building Resilient Communities in Mexico: Civic Responses to Crime and Violence," spoke about their thoughts on the situation in Mexico that the book addresses.
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Crimea: What Is Motivating Putin?

Apr 14, 2014
Listening to the rhetoric surrounding Russia’s move on Crimea, you might think the Cold War never ended. Why did Putin make this move and is there more in store? And how significant is the damage done to Russia’s relationships around the world? Kennan Institute’s Matt Rojansky offers insight into the situation during this episode of Wilson Center NOW.

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