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Statement by Michelle Egan on New UK Prime Minister Boris Johnson

"Boris Johnson defeated Jeremy Hunt today in the Conservative party leadership contest. Around 92,000 eligible Conservative Party members voted for Johnson which amounts to 0.3% of the electorate in Britain. He is the third out of the last four Prime Ministers to not be selected by a general election contest. He faces several immediate foreign policy challenges including the seizure of a British flagged tanker, the detention of an Iranian British national, and the pending Brexit deadline.

Unmasked: López Obrador & The End of Make-Believe

One year after Mexico's historic 2018 election and the victory of Andrés Manuel López Obrador, the Mexico Institute is honored to publish Luis Rubio's latest book on politics and governance in Mexico, Unmasked: López Obrador & the End of Make-Believe. Following on from A Mexican Utopia,

Book Launch | Unmasked: López Obrador & the End of Make-Believe

The Wilson Center's Mexico Institute is pleased to invite you to the book launch for Unmasked: López Obrador and the End of Make-Believe, by Luis Rubio, Global Fellow & Advisory Board Member of the Wilson Center's Mexico Institute and President of Consejo Mexicano de Asuntos Internacionales (COMEXI).

Post-Protests, The Dilemma Remains Unsolved in Hong Kong

After two million Hong Kong residents, more than one-fourth of the city’s population, took to the streets to protest against a bill allowing extradition to China, Governor Carrie Lam apologized to the people of Hong Kong and suspended the legislative process of the bill. This massive demonstration on June 16th, largely peaceful, followed violent conflicts between protestors and the police on June 12th, which had blocked a second reading of the bill. Although intermittent protests are still occurring in Hong Kong, large-scale conflicts have been relatively settled.

Taiwan's Democracy and the Free and Open Pacific: A Mayoral Perspective

The Free and Open Indo-Pacific Strategy unveiled by President Trump has been regarded as a roadmap for U.S. engagement in Asia. It can also be seen as a new vision for the United States as it grapples with the rapidly shifting political, economic, and security realties of the region. For Taiwan, the question is how FOIP configures in defining and strengthening Washington's relations with Taipei.

Infographic: AMLO after One Year

AMLO & the Fourth Transformation: One Year After His Historic Election Victory

It has now been one year since the victory of President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, an election that was won with the promise of a Fourth Transformation in Mexico. As part of this transformation, López Obrador promised to end corruption, grow the Mexican economy, reduce violence, build infrastructure, and expand social programs designed to reduce poverty and inequality. Six months after taking office, he has maintained a high level of popular support while aggressively pursuing his agenda and managing a challenging relationship with the U.S. administration.

Event Recap: What to Make of India's Election Results?

At the close of the Indian election last month, Narendra Modi, the incumbent Prime Minister, won re-election with a significant margin. On May 28th, Michael Kugelman, Deputy Director of the Asia Program, hosted a Ground Truth Briefing examining the implication of the Indian election.

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