Security and Defense

A Private Policy Roundtable with Ambassador Martin Kimani on Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya and the broader Horn of Africa

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017, the Wilson Center’s Africa Program partnered with The Africa Society of the National Summit on Africa to host Ambassador Dr. Martin Kimani, Director of the National Counter Terrorism Center Kenya and Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary serving as Kenya’s Permanent Representative and Head of Mission to the United Nations at Nairobi for a discussion on “Terrorism and Countering Violent Extremism in Kenya and the Broader Horn of Africa.” Mr.

We Need a Roadmap: Second Trump-Kim Summit Needs to Be More Than Just Another Photo Op

We have a timeframe: late February. We have rumors of a location: Vietnam. What we don’t have yet, as the countdown to President Donald Trump’s second date with Kim Jong Un begins, is a roadmap promising that their next summit will be more than just a photo op.

Where Do We Go from Here? Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-United States Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 as President of Mexico opens a new era in Mexico’s security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

Three Alternatives to a Wall That Will Strengthen the Southern U.S. Border

This article was originally published on January 12 in The Hill.

The impasse over President Trump’s demand for the $5.7 billion wall funding has resulted in one of the longest government shutdowns in U.S. history, threats to declare a national emergency and over 800,000 federal workers living without pay.

Where Do We Go from Here?: Merida 2.0 and the Future of Mexico-U.S. Security Cooperation

The inauguration of Mexican President Andrés Manuel López Obrador on December 1, 2018 opens a new era in the country's security relationship with the United States. For the past 11 years, the United States and Mexico have anchored that relationship in a policy of shared responsibility where increased collaboration to address common security challenges has been the hallmark.

Summary: Contested Spaces, Tangled Webs: Indian Geopolitics Today

The triangular relationship between the United States, India and China is a complex one. On one side, the United States and India to continue deepen their strategic partnership, and despite a few obstacles, relations between Washington and New Delhi are smooth. The other two sides, however, are complicated. China’s military assertiveness has hurt its relations with India, while trade disputes coupled with security threats emanating from China have fueled tensions between Beijing and Washington.

Infographic: AMLO's Peace and Security Plan

What To Look For in 2019: The Year Ahead in Asia

America In Search of an Asia Strategy

Brazil Adds a New Class of Submarine to its Navy

The launching of Brazil’s submarine Riachuelo on December 14 marked a new phase in the country’s Navy Submarine Development Program (PROSUB). The event took place at the Naval Complex of Itaguaí, on the Southern coast of Rio da Janeiro state. It was attended by President Michel Temer and President-elect Jair Bolsonaro. The Commander of the Brazilian Navy, Admiral Eduardo Bacellar Leal Ferreira, led the ceremony. The Director General of Nuclear and Technological Development, Admiral Bento Albuquerque, was also present.

The Big Opportunity for U.S.-Pakistan Relations in Afghanistan

In early December, Pakistani officials revealed that U.S. President Donald Trump had sent a letter to Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan asking Islamabad to help Washington launch a peace process to end the war in Afghanistan.

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