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Turkish President Erdogan wins runoff

PBS's Amna Nawaz discussed the impact of results with Middle East Program Chair, Ambassador James Jeffery.

Gross Human Rights Violations and Impunity in Nicaragua: Report by Independent Experts

Nicaragua Welcomes the Kremlin but Not the Catholic Church

Chief of Staff Eddy Acevedo writes the US must reaffirm its commitment to democracy for those who were massacred, and for all Nicaraguans still living under this brutal dictatorship.

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U.S., South Korea conduct military exercises as North Korea ramps up missile testing

Sue Mi Terry spoke with Newshour's Nick Schifrin about high tensions on the Korean Peninsula. This month, the U.S. and South Korea launched their largest military exercises in nearly six years. In response, North Korea tested five missiles, part of a record number of tests over the last 15 months.

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Nigeria's Elections Highlight The State of Democracy in Africa

Ambassador Green was a guest on WNYC's "The Takeaway" to speak about the elections in Nigeria.

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President Biden Announces New Appointments to Wilson Center Board of Trustees

Today President Biden announced his intent to appoint the following individuals to serve on the Board of Directors of The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars...

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Observing Elections in Nigeria

Ambassador Mark Green speaks with Arise News about observing the elections in Nigeria.

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The stark reality of life in Iran right now

Haleh Esfandiari spoke with Fatma Tanis of NPR about the recent protest in Iran.

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Why proposed reforms in Mexico draw protests

Lila Abed speaks with John Dickerson of CBS News about the protests happening after Mexico's Senate passed electoral reforms.

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Kellee Wicker New Director of Wilson Center’s Science and Technology Innovation Program

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has named Kellee Wicker as Director of its Science and Technology Innovation Program.

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Wilson Center Names Oge Onubogu New Director of Africa Program

The Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars has named Oge Onubogu as the new Director of its Africa Program.

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Wilson Center Launches Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition to Shape Conversations and Reforms in Era of Great Power Competition

The Wilson Center has announced the establishment of a new cross-cutting initiative aimed at shaping conversations and proposing meaningful policy reforms to strengthen American leadership in the era of great power competition. Named the Wahba Institute for Strategic Competition, or WISC, the new initiative was made possible by a generous transformational multi-year commitment from the Wahba Foundation.

Wilson Center Mourns the Passing of Joseph S. Tulchin

Wilson Center Mourns the Passing of Joseph S. Tulchin

The Latin American Program and the entire Wilson Center family express their deep sadness over the death earlier this week of Joseph S. Tulchin, who served as the director of the Latin American Program from 1990 to 2005. Joe came to the Wilson Center after a distinguished career at the University of North Carolina, where he served as a professor of history and director of international programs. Throughout his remarkable career, he taught or lectured in nearly every country in the hemisphere, and published more than 100 scholarly articles and more than seventy books.

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Ukraine’s reconstruction must also combat ‘Russification’

Ambassador Green writes for The Hill that, as Russian forces withdraw from Ukrainian lands they once occupied, we are seeing grisly new evidence of the depravity at the heart of Kremlin-directed war tactics. 

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America must up its game in Africa

Mark Kennedy writes about how the recent U.S. summit should commence an intensified focus on Africa — not just to catch up with other nations and to show America’s heart, but to avoid foregoing mutually beneficial opportunities.