Europe

Another Summit Meeting in Helsinki: Bush/Gorbachev

In early September 1990, George H.W. Bush and Mikhail Gorbachev met in Helsinki. There was much on their respective plates: Saddam Hussein’s invasion of Kuwait, the prospect of German unification, and the perennial challenges of arms control. Like this July’s summit meeting in Helsinki, both men sought to renew a spirit of collaboration.

Sweden: The World’s 'First Feminist Government'

Karin Olofsdotter is the first woman to serve as Sweden’s ambassador to the United States. She explains how her country has taken its gender equality agenda to the international stage by integrating gender considerations into all aspects of foreign policy decision-making. Find out why Sweden claims the mantle of the “world’s first feminist government” in this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

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Italy at the Crossroads

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we examine the outcome of Italy’s general election in which populist parties surged to power, but none held enough seats to build a government.

Event Recap: Road to NATO's Brussels Summit

“The overall core Brussels deliverable is a strong message of unity from all of the alliance.” - Kerry Buck, Permanent Representative of Canada to NATO

Recap written by the Canada Institute's Ben Richardson and Ewen Cameron

Hardball Trade Tactics Will Leave U.S. Workers Battered and Bruised

A long-time U.S. trade guru joked last week that as a rule of thumb, he favors trying to manage only one trade war at a time, not multiple trade conflicts at once as the U.S. is attempting.

As the danger of costly missteps and negative consequences with international partners becomes more evident, the United States needs a serious debate over the current approach and making course adjustments. The alternative could leave the U.S. trying to recoup after paying the price at home and abroad.

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