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Eliminating an Existential Threat: the Armenian Genocide, 1915-1916

Mary Elizabeth Malinkin
Interview with Ronald Suny, Kennan Institute Title VIII Short-term Scholar, and Professor of History, University of Michigan, on August 11, 2014. Kennan Institute Project "The Armenian Genocide, 1915-1916." more

How to Address Child Migration from Central America

Eric L. Olson
The arrival at the U.S. border in 2013–14 of tens of thousands of unaccompanied migrant children from Central America is unprecedented. Factors driving them include both longstanding challenges—chronic violence, economic despair, official corruption, and the pull of family reunification—and the myth recently disseminated by greedy traffickers of lenient U.S. immigration policy. The United States, while taking steps to deter further migration, should also focus intensively on the long term factors. more

A New Chapter in the Tangled U.S.-Saudi Relationship

David Ottaway
After three years of constant discord, relations between the United States and Saudi Arabia have taken a definite turn for the better as they team up to lead a coalition of Arab and Western nations in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and Syria. But the two old partners have different goals and immediate concerns that could come to test once again their long-time tangled relationship. more

Now for the Hard Part: Renewing Regional Cooperation on Critical Infrastructure Security and Resilience

Brian Bow
Even before NAFTA and 9/11, the United States, Canada, and Mexico all recognized the need to secure critical infrastructure and to collaborate with their continental neighbors in doing so. This paper identifies challenges to critical infrastructure security and resilience (CISR) among the countries and provides recommendations for going forward. more

A Six-Point Plan of Action

Javed Akbar
Energy consultant Javed Akbar calls for a variety of technical, financial, and legal measures to ease Pakistan’s energy crisis. more

Rouhani and the Potential Failure of Nuclear Talks

Farideh Farhi
In the quick move to resolve the nuclear issue, Rouhani’s calculation was that navigating Iran’s highly contentious domestic environment will become easier with the resolution of Iran’s external issues first. Without a nuclear agreement in hand, his platform of “moderation and prudence” will become more difficult to pursue and implement, but not impossible. more

Three Necessary Reforms

Akhtar Ali
Energy consultant Akhtar Ali identifies and describes three vital reforms that Pakistan must implement in order to reduce its immense energy shortages. more

A “Diplomatic Nuclear Explosion”? Sino-French Relations in the 1960s

Garret Martin
When France and the People’s Republic of China established diplomatic relations in January 1964, observers called the event a “diplomatic nuclear explosion," but the high hopes entertained for Sino-French relations never quite materialized, undermined by China and France’s conflicting goals toward the Vietnam War and the turmoil associated with the Cultural Revolution. more

A century after WWI, Russia again imperial

William E. Pomeranz
Vladimir Putin and his re-drawing of the map of Ukraine have once again reminded the world of the instability that accompanies imperial thinking. The age of empire collapsed in the aftermath of World War I, but Putin has used the 100th anniversary of the Great War to assert Russia's imperial mission in a decidedly post-colonial world. more

The Wilson Quarterly

Afghanistan

Kubra in her workshop. (Photo by Justin Sutcliffe/Polaris)

As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from the longest war in its history, a look at the lives changed, promises made, and ideas shaped by war in Afghanistan.