Europe | Wilson Center


Realizing the Singapore-on-Thames Inspiration

The Conservative’s landslide victory in the latest UK elections led to a collective sigh of relief in the global financial markets. The win is expected to lead to political stability that has been much-needed since the 2016 referendum when Britons voted to leave the European Union. Whether for or against Brexit, the past three years have made it difficult for the country to focus on anything but its future relations with the Continent.

The Unwanted: America, Auschwitz, and a Village Caught in Between

In 1938, on the eve of World War II, the American journalist Dorothy Thompson wrote that “a piece of paper with a stamp on it” was “the difference between life and death.” The Unwanted 

Ambassador Alex Rondos on Challenges in the Horn of Africa

Baroness Catherine Ashton and Ambassador Alex Rondos, EU Special Representative to the Horn of Africa, discuss the challenges facing Europe in the Horn of Africa. 

Selected Quotes

The Right Honourable Catherine Ashton

The Code Blue Series | A Growing Threat: Non-Communicable Diseases on Maternal Health 

CODE BLUE: The Importance of Integrating Care for Maternal Health and Non-Communicable Disease


Conflict Prevention in a Changing World: The Role of International Organizations

In this conversation, the Right Honourable Catherine Ashton, Foreign Minister of Slovakia and OSCE Chairperson-in-Office Miroslav Lajčák, and OSCE Secretary General Thomas Greminger discussed the challenges of preventing conflicts and the critical role of international cooperation in today’s dynamic security environment.

Selected Quotes

The Right Honourable Catherine Ashton

A State of Un-Peace: the EU’s Response to Asymmetric Threats

In this conversation between the Honorable Jane Harman, President and CEO of the Wilson Center, and Sir Julian King, European Commissioner for the Security Union, the Commissioner addressed the EU response to increased acts of terrorism, extremist violence, cyber malign activity, and hybrid threats. President Harman and Commissioner King discussed what response is needed to address these new challenges, and the importance of transatlantic cooperation in deterrence and conflict prevention.

The Right Honorable Catherine Ashton in Conversation with the Honorable Nasser Judeh

The Wilson Center was honored to host a dialogue between Baroness Cathy Ashton, former EU Representative for Foreign Affairs and current member of the British House of Lords, and the Honorable Nasser Judeh, Senator in Jordan's Parliament and former Foreign Minister, on the present and future of Euro-Mideast relations. Europe has a rich historical relationship with the Middle East marked by shared values and common interests in maintaining peace and security in the region, as well as promoting mutually beneficial socio-economic policies.