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Ministers at War: Winston Churchill and the War Cabinet

It seems impossible now to imagine Great Britain during World War Two being led by anyone other than Winston Churchill.  It was not impossible at the time, however, as Jonathan Schneer will show in this presentation.  Moreover, despite a legend to the contrary that has been burnished over many years, Churchill had to manage a War Cabinet most of whose members never ceased to snipe at one another and at him, even as t

Atlantic Rules: Markets, Democracy and the End of the Cold War

In Global Rules: America, Britain and a Disordered World, James Cronin uses the Anglo-American relationship as a lens through which to view the last years of the Cold War.  This perspective leads him to argue that the turn to markets in the US and the UK during the 1980s and to the promotion of democracy and human rights were critical in setting the terms on which the Cold War ended and on which the post-Cold War order would be constructed.

Tlatelolco Tested

The Falklands/Malvinas War and Latin America's Nuclear Weapons Free Zone

A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risks (Report Launch)

As momentum builds towards the negotiation of the Sustainable Development Goals and UN climate change summit later this year, the G7 countries – France, Germany, Italy, Japan, Canada, the UK, and the United States – have made a strong statement about the importance of climate security risks. A New Climate for Peace: Taking Action on Climate and Fragility Risksan independent report commissioned by G7 foreign ministers and authored by a consortium of international organizations including the Wilson Center, analyzes the secur

UK Elections 2015: David Cameron’s Big Win

Now that the dust has settled on what many have characterized as a surprisingly big win for David Cameron and his party, we asked Global Fellow Michael Geary to provide analysis of the UK elections. He discusses the outcome and implications for Scotland and the European Union with Wilson Center NOW host, John Milewski.  

The British General Election – Domestic and Foreign Policy Challenges for the Next Government

It had been billed as one of the closest election races in modern British politics. Yet, the result was one that no one could have predicted. Hours after the polls closed on 7 May, not one, not two but three party leaders had resigned while David Cameron became the last man standing winning a slender Conservative majority, the first for his party since 1992. What does the result mean for the United Kingdom? And for its relations with Europe and the wider world? Our experts examine the results and assess the domestic and foreign policy challenges facing the Tory government.

The Brazilian Congress at the Frontier of Innovation

Fostering understanding of public policy issues relevant to Brazil’s continued development and its relations with the United States and the global community is a key driver of the Brazil Institute’s mission. With that in mind, in 2011 we have embarked in the facilitation of a series of interactions between members of the Brazilian Congress as leading thinkers and doers on innovation.