"While many countries have denounced ISIS and its beheadings, mass executions, and other horrific acts, little effort has been devoted to rescuing women taken as its sexual slaves," writes Haleh Esfandiari and Kendra Heideman. Read More

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Breakthroughs in the process of editing the human genome have scientists both "excited and terrified." What are the potential benefits and risks associated with altering human DNA and is science and society prepared for the ethical, moral, and policy questions raised by new technological capabilities? Read More

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  • Eleonore Pauwels

    Eleonore Pauwels

    Senior Program Associate/Researcher, Science and Technology Innovation Program

As we observe the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Shihoko Goto describes the end of war from Japan's perspective. “Japan can be a stronger regional leader by articulating its history as a whole, both as a victim and as an aggressor,” Goto says. Read More

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At American University, the president was not the persuader in chief but the lecturing professor in chief—and his approach was unlikely to gain converts. Here's why. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

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. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

"We may be seeing in Afghanistan the calm before the storm. If tensions spill over, splinter groups could form and some Taliban members could defect to Islamic State. Should such tumult feed on itself enough, it might even tear the Taliban apart," writes Michael Kugelman. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Michael Kugelman

    Michael Kugelman

    Senior Program Associate for South and Southeast Asia, Asia Program

After years of disagreement, the U.S. and Turkey are preparing to fight together in Syria. Henri Barkey explains Ankara's change of heart. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

A personal account of how the largest and most important trade agreement in world history finally got done. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

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<a href="/article/robert-daly-discusses-us-chinese-relations-c-span">Robert Daly Discusses U.S.-Chinese Relations</a>

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Robert Daly Discusses U.S.-Chinese Relations

Robert Daly previewed the upcoming visit by Chinese President Xi Jinping in September, and U.S.-Chinese relations. Topics included President Xi’s agenda as the leader of China, U.S. debt to China, and territorial disputes over the South China Sea area. Read More

<a href="/article/%E2%80%9Cbroken-landscape%E2%80%9D-wins-environmental-reporting-award-society-environmental-journalists">“Broken Landscape” Wins Environmental Reporting Award</a>

Broken Landscape

“Broken Landscape” Wins Environmental Reporting Award

The film Broken Landscape: Confronting India’s Water-Energy Choke Point examines the impact of “rat-hole” coal mining in India’s resource-rich Meghalaya State on the environment and the people who depend on it. Read More

<a href="/article/south-sudan-can-regional-mediation-end-the-conflict">South Sudan: Can Regional Mediation End the Conflict?</a>

South Sudan

South Sudan: Can Regional Mediation End the Conflict?

Getachew Gebrekidan has been studying the mediation role of the regional organization, IGAD (Intergovernmental Authority on Development) in its attempts to assist in bringing an end to the conflict in South Sudan. He shares his findings and thoughts on the sources of the conflict and what it will take to achieve peace. Read More

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Nowhere to Turn

Sarun, a cab driver in Qatar, had not been paid in nearly four months. His family, back home in Nepal, desperately needed the money. Sarun hadn't been home in two years, and his boss was in possession of his passport. What is a man to do? Read More


Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran: A Deal, Not a Grand Bargain

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Nuclear Diplomacy with Iran: A Deal, Not a Grand Bargain

The nuclear agreement with Iran is a deal, not a grand bargain. In both Iran and America, the issue is a proxy for a more fundamental debate—in Tehran, about its identity—revolutionary state versus ordinary country—and relationship to the outside world; in Washington, about whether the U.S. objective toward Iran should be behavior change or regime change.

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<a href="/">Kimberly Theidon</a>

Kimberly Theidon

2014-15 fellow has been appointed the Henry J. Leir Chair in International Humanitarian Studies and tenured professor in the area of human security at the Fletcher School at Tufts University.

<a href="/">Gabriel Weimann</a>

Gabriel Weimann

a 2013-14 Wilson Center Fellow, has just published an article "There's no such thing as a lone wolf in cyberspace."

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Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.