Rippling Around the Globe: The Effect of the Paris Attacks on U.S.-Africa Relations

Nov 19, 2015
U.S. and international focus on the Paris attacks should lead to greater focus on the potential appeal of ISIS to African countries, where local terror groups may seek to affiliate themselves with ISIS and capitalize on the region’s governance and infrastructure problems to launch new terrorist actions.

Wilson Perspectives: Implications of the Paris Attacks

Nov 19, 2015
The recent terror attacks in Paris, Beirut, and Sinai are profound tragedies and have massive security and economic consequences around the world. With a broad focus on global issues and deep expertise in key regions, the Wilson Center is uniquely positioned to provide a wide-angle view. In this publication of original essays by Wilson Center experts representing every corner of the globe, we work to give context to breaking news. As the story continues to unfold, our analysts will update this collection with new perspectives on the key emerging issues. In trying times, we hope you find our insights useful.

Are Ghanaians Fed-Up With Democracy?

Nov 05, 2015
Are Ghanaians fed-up with democracy? According to a recent survey the answer is yes, with findings indicating declining support for the government and lack of trust in institutions.

Foreign Electoral Assistance as a Strategy for Peace Building in Post-Conflict Societies

Nov 03, 2015
Once a peace treaty is signed and elections are scheduled, stability and peace is not guaranteed.

Burundi: How Should the International Community Respond?

Sep 28, 2015
Testimony before the House of Representatives Subcommittee on Africa, Global Health, Global Human Rights and International Organizations

The US-Africa Leaders Summit: One Year Later

Sep 25, 2015
One year ago, President Obama convened the “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit,” which featured discussions among senior officials from U.S. and African governments along with the executives from top companies. The inaugural event of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum series, a new initiative of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, looked at progress made one year later.

Working Groups

Aug 28, 2015

Is STEM Education the Key to Africa’s Future?

Aug 27, 2015
Is STEM education the key to a bright future for Africa? Southern Voices African Research Scholar and African Technology Policy Study Network Research Officer, Ayodotun Bobadoye, provides insights on the possibilities and the challenges facing a host of African nations. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.