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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

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 during, 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

NOTICIAS - Fall 2014 Newsletter

Read the Fall 2014 newsletter of the Latin American Program, Mexico Institute, and Brazil Institute (covering out February to August 2014 activities) more

Examining the Central America Regional Security Initiative (CARSI)

Executive Summary for the Wilson Center “Working Papers” on CARSI in Guatemala and Honduras more

North Korean Apprentices in China and the Nature of Socialist Exchanges in the 1950s

Liang Zhi and Charles Kraus
After 1953, China hosted thousands of North Koreans for industrial training programs and internships. Although the intention of hosting interns was to assist North Korea with its post-war economic reconstruction, newly translated Chinese documents reveal that the training programs were, at their core, really about politics. more

The Central America Regional Security Initiative in Honduras

Aaron Korthuis
This publication identifies some of the successes and major challenges for CARSI implementation in Honduras. 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.