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Fraternal Support: The East German ‘Stasi’ and the Democratic Republic of Vietnam during the Vietnam War

Martin Grossheim
Former Wilson Center Fellow Martin Grossheim examines the relationship between the East Germany Stasi and Vietnam, arguing that despite it's "second-tier" status in the socialist world the GDR had a profound impact on the development and evolution of state socialism in Vietnam. more

The Breach: Ukraine's Territorial Integrity and the Budapest Memorandum

Mariana Budjeryn
Mariana Budjeryn investigates the security assurances made by the United States and Russia to Ukraine after the fall of the Soviet Union. These assurances, inscribed in the so-called “Budapest Memorandum” were designed to encourage Ukraine to ratify START I—otherwise known as the Lisbon Protocol—and return their entire nuclear arsenal to Russia for dismantling. more

We Bomb ISIL: Then What?

Marina Ottaway
Military action in Iraq and Syria is moving ahead without a political strategy to accompany it. Although the administration argues that defeating ISIL requires the formation of inclusive governments, neither Iraq nor Syria has such government. The absence of a real political strategy will undermine any military success. more

A Guide for Communicating Synthetic Biology

Jessica Mazerik and David Rejeski
This document provides a set of guidelines to help organizations, institutions, journalists, and others discuss the emerging field of synthetic biology with a variety of audiences. more

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

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.