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The US-Africa Leaders Summit: One Year Later

One year ago, President Obama convened the “U.S.-Africa Leaders Summit,” which featured discussions among senior officials from U.S. and African governments along with the executives from top companies. The inaugural event of the Brown Capital Management Africa Forum series, a new initiative of the Wilson Center’s Africa Program, looked at progress made one year later.

Chinese President Xi Jinping Visits the US: A Preview

Later this month China’s President Xi Jinping will visit the United States. From economics to climate change and cybersecurity, there will be no shortage of issues for discussion between him and his counterpart President Obama. For more on what to expect, we spoke with Kissinger Institute Director, Robert Daly.

U.S. Flag Raised over Cuban Embassy

In this edition of TRENDING, Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program at the Wilson Center,discusses the significance of this historic day in Havana for U.S.-Cuba relations.

The End of WW II From Japan's Perspective and its Implications for Today

As we observe the 70th anniversary of the end of World War II, Shihoko Goto describes the end of war from Japan's perspective. “Japan can be a stronger regional leader by articulating its history as a whole, both as a victim and as an aggressor,” Goto says.

U.S. Hostage Policy: Will Recent Changes Help?

On the day that President Obama announced changes to U.S. hostage policy, a former captive of Somali pirates, journalist Michael Scott Moore, provided personal insight into the ordeal and America’s approach to dealing with ransom demands.

Taliban Leader Mullah Omar’s Death Confirmed

Asia Program Senior Associate, Michael Kugelman speaks about the significance of the confirmed death of Taliban Supreme Leader Mullah Omar.

President Obama’s Trip to Africa

"This is a great trip for the President and for Africa because economic development, trade and investment have been a cornerstone for US-Africa engagement under the Obama Administration," says Monde Muyangwa.

Brazil After President Rousseff’s U.S. Visit

President Dilma Rousseff’s approval and popularity ratings continue to remain low even after her recent meeting with President Obama. If the trip to the U.S. did provide a bump for the President, it was short-lived and has wilted in the face of political and economic realities in Brazil. Brazil Institute Director Paulo Sotero explains the situation President Rousseff faces provides insights on what it might take to turn things around. That’s the focus of this edition of Wilson Center NOW.

Iran Nuclear Deal Achieved: A Preliminary Analysis

Robert Litwak, author of “Iran's Nuclear Chess: Calculating America's Moves,” has spent decades working on nonproliferation issues and has been following the Iran negotiations since they began. Now that a deal has been achieved, we asked him to provide a concise preliminary analysis of what it means and where we go from here.

El Chapo Escapes: Major Setback for Mexico’s War on Organized Crime

The drug lord known as “El Chapo” has escaped from a maximum security prison for a second time. What are the implications for Mexico’s war on organized crime? Mexico Institute Director Duncan Wood provides an overview.