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.
Although the initial response to acts of terrorism often focuses on the perceived vulnerability of border crossings, recent advances in border management technology and policies can mitigate threats while allowing a relatively free flow of people, goods, and capital.
This infographic is based on the essay "Homeland Security as a Theory of Action: The Impact on U.S./Mexico Border Management," by Alan D. Bersin and Michael D. Huston.
Deputy Director Christopher Wilson discusses the Mexican Supreme Court's recent ruling on marijuana use on Huffington Post Live.
The U.S.' most complex international relationship has been missing a crucial component since July. Duncan Wood and Andrew Selee discuss the Senate's delayed confirmation of an ambassador to Mexico.
This infographic depicts migrant deportations from the United States and Mexico to the Northern Triangle countries.
Between 2013 and 2014, Mexico approved historically needed reforms to increase competition, strengthen financial markets, reduce energy costs, improve the quality of education, and make labor markets more flexible. Yet, all advances related to Mexico’s reforms have been diluted by major lapses in three areas directly related to rule of law issues: (1) corruption, (2) corporate ethics, and (3) government efficiency.
This infographic illustrates key facts about Mexico's southern Border States
Within 24 hours, Hurricane Patricia intensified into the strongest hurricane ever recorded in the Western Hemisphere. Damage from Hurricane Patricia is expected to be catastrophic but you can help those who are mobilizing to help the people of Mexico. Here are a few ways to donate.