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Another Summit Meeting in Helsinki: Bush/Gorbachev

Putin proposes yearlong extension of New START

Wilson Center experts comments on today's news.

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Defending against Russia’s Disinformation War

Wilson Center Disinformation Fellow Testifies Before House Intelligence Committee

Nina Jankowicz testifies on misinformation and conspiracy theories online.

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 Latin America Coronavirus Aid U.S. China

IMF encourages countries affected by COVID to keep spending on safety net

Shihoko Goto talks with Marketplace.

Facebook and Russian Disinformation: Too Little, Too Late?

Facebook Bans QAnon Content

Statement from Nina Jankowicz, Disinformation Fellow with the Science and Technology Innovation Program.

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Coast Guard Polar Operations

Marisol Maddox, Arctic Analyst with the Polar Institute comments on Coast Guard oceanographic research operations in the Polar Regions.

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WQ Summer 2020: Korea, 70 Years On

Asia changed forever on June 25, 1950. The Summer 2020 issue of The Wilson Quarterly gives readers a comprehensive look at The Korean War – its origins, its history, and its continuing ripples on the peninsula and across the globe.

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Secretary Mnuchin Receives Wilson Award for Public Service

Remarks from Secretary Mnuchin as he receives The Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service at a ceremony at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

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Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program Welcomes New Director

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we are joined by the new director of the Wilson Center’s Global Europe Program, Dan Hamilton. He discusses the most pressing challenges facing Europe in the new decade. Hamilton also highlights the important role the Global Europe program intends to play in researching and framing key US-European issues for policymakers and the public.

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Woodrow Wilson Awards to Honor Mnuchin, Lagarde, Crapo and Meeks

WASHINGTON – On September 30, 2020 the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars, Chaired by Governor Bill Haslam, will present The Woodrow Wilson Awards to The Honorable Steven F. Mnuchin, Her Excellency Christine M. Lagarde, Senator Mike Crapo (R-ID) and Congressman Gregory Meeks (D-NY) at a dinner and ceremony at The Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center in Washington, DC.

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Wilson Center Senior Vice President Releases New Book on Nuclear Threats

WASHINGTON –The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars released, “Managing Nuclear Risks,” a new publication from Senior Vice President and Director of International Security Studies Dr. Robert Litwak.

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Bots in Brazil: The Activity of Social Media Bots in Brazilian Elections

Block The Vote: Misinformation and Disinformation

Nina Jankowicz joined NPR's 1A for a discussion about what’s being done to protect our elections and secure the vote?

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Japan's Parliament Picks Suga To Succeed Abe As Prime Minister

Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Program Associate for Northeast Asia joins NPR's Anthony Kuhn on Morning Edition

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Abraham Accords Signing

Statement from Merissa Khurma, Middle East Program Manager

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Statement from Shihoko Goto, Deputy Director for Geoeconomics and Senior Associate for Northeast Asia, Asia Program

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Mexico’s crumbling economy leads to border arrests, more COVID-19 fears

Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood talks with Marketplace Radio.

Obstacles to Japanese Investment in Latin America

Japan’s Suga likely to ‘stay the course’ if elected as prime minister

Japan’s Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga is likely to “stay the course” on Abenomics and fighting the coronavirus outbreak, should he succeed Shinzo Abe as the country’s next prime minister, says Shihoko Goto from the Wilson Center’s Asia Program.

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The Threat To U.S. Elections

Disinformation Fellow Nina Jankowicz spoke to NPR's On Point about Russian activity leading up to the 2020 election.

Event Recap: Japan's Leadership Role in the International Order

Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe Announces Resignation

Analysis from The Wilson Center's Asia Program

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Belarus in Transition

Unrest in Belarus over longtime leader

Nina Jankowicz talked with Fareed Zakaria about how Moscow might weigh intervening in Belarus' contested election fallout.

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Russia Announces COVID-19 Vaccine

Statement from Dr. Lawrence Altman

Belarus in Transition

Elections in Belarus

Statement from Matthew Rojansky, Director of the Kennan Institute.

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Bridges and Blockades: Life at the DMZ

What is it like to work like in Korea’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ)? For decades, the United Nations Command Security Battalion (UNCSB) post in the Joint Security Area that divides Korea was a tense and volatile place referred to as “the world’s loneliest outpost.” Post-2018 diplomatic initiatives and newly-minted cooperation between UNCSB troops and their North Korean counterparts made the DMZ a far less forbidding border, yet recent months have brought renewed tensions to one of the world’s most-contested landscapes.

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Trump Administration Announces Restrictions on TikTok and WeChat

Statement from Robert Daly, Director of the Kissinger Institute on China and the US.

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75th Anniversary of the bombing of Hiroshima

Statement from Sayuri Romei, Public Policy Fellow with the History and Public Policy Program.

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HHS Secretary Announces Plans to Visit Taiwan

Statement from Asia Program Director, Abraham Denmark

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Wilson Center President to step down after almost decade of service

Today, Wilson Center President and CEO Jane Harman announced that she will step down from her role when her contract expires in February 2021. Harman communicated her decision in a letter to the Wilson’s Center’s Board of Trustees where she highlighted the Center’s record of accomplishment.

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Seoul Mayor Park Won-soon found dead

Statement from Jean Lee, Hyundai Motor-Korea Foundation Center for Korean History and Public Policy.

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Wilson Center Partners with Smithsonian on its Race Initiative

The Wilson Center Board of Trustees held a special session on Thursday to endorse a partnership with the Smithsonian Institution, announced specific actions to enhance diversity and inclusion, and address President Wilson’s legacy on race.

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Gov. Bill Haslam to be New Chair of Wilson Center Board of Trustees

The Wilson Center welcomes the White House’s intent to nominate former Tennessee Governor Bill Haslam as the new Chair of its Board of Trustees.

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Statement from The Wilson Center

The Wilson Center was chartered by Congress in 1968 as the official memorial to President Wilson. The namesake of our institution – while a visionary in international affairs – held racist views and implemented racist policies as President of Princeton University and as President of this country.

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'Facebook Groups Are Destroying America': Researcher On Misinformation Spread Online

Disinformation Fellow Nina Jankowicz joins NPR's "All Things Considered."

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India gains seat on UN Security Council

Asia Program Deputy Director Michael Kugelman reacts to the news that India has won a seat on the United Nations Security Council.

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Wilson Center Experts Reaction to China/India Confrontation

Abraham Denmark, Robert Daly and Michael Kugelman offer their analysis of the news coming from the border confrontation between China and India.

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The Wilson Center Breaks Ice on Revitalized Polar Initiative

Wilson Center’s Polar Institute and Harvard Kennedy School’s Arctic Initiative Release Report on Combating Plastic Pollution in the Arctic Ocean

The Arctic Initiative at Harvard Kennedy School’s Belfer Center for Science and International Affairs and the Polar Institute at The Wilson Center today released a report on “Policy and Action on Plastic Pollution in the Arctic Ocean.” The report is based on a workshop the Centers co-hosted this past fall with the Icelandic Chairmanship of the Arctic Council...

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How Much Can the Human Spirit Endure in Isolation?

Distinguished Fellow Robin Wright's latest looks at the unique challenges confinement presents, including a conversation with Public Policy Fellow, Haleh Esfandiari.

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