“Sub-Saharan Africa’s young people are in effect the global labor force of the future,” says Wilson Center Fellow Jack Goldstone. “Whether they are productive, how large that cohort turns out to be, whether they find work or not, is going to have a bearing, I think, on all of us.”
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With the latest deadline approaching, P5+1 and Iranian negotiators are attempting to make headway on a long awaited deal over Iran’s nuclear program. Is a deal possible or likely? What will it take to reach a compromise? And if talks break down, what are the consequences? Robert Litwak has been following the story and provides an overview of the possibilities. Read More

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  • Robert S. Litwak

    Robert S. Litwak

    Vice President for Scholars and Academic Relations and Director, International Security Studies
  • Haleh Esfandiari

    Haleh Esfandiari

    Director, Middle East Program

Jennifer Turner believes the U.S. and China’s climate and energy cooperation will encourage China to move their efforts in this direction even faster. “The Chinese have shown that they are shifting to try to become a much more low carbon economy,” she said. Read More

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"While it is true that a renewed quest to widen separatist-held territory would be a reckless adventure, fraught with costs for everyone involved, reckless foreign policy risk seems to be the new normal in Russia,” writes Michael Kofman. Read More

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While the role of the U.S. military has expanded and evolved as ISIL’s capabilities change, U.S. policies have not. Senator Tim Kaine (D-VA), and others inside and outside of government, believe that Congress needs to debate and outline a new military policy and ultimately vote on a new Authorization for Use of Military Force. That’s the focus of this edition of REWIND. Read More

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  • Jane Harman

    Jane Harman

    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center

"Overall, China’s rise to greater regional power and America’s loss of global hegemon status are inevitable. The only real question is whether that transition will lead to more cooperation between a China and U.S. who increasingly share responsibility for major global issues, or to conflict," writes Jack A. Goldstone. Read More

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"Western sanctions have left Russia in dire financial circumstances — stuck somewhere between recession and stagnation. Though proven solutions exist for what now ails Russia, President Vladimir Putin’s geo-strategic and political choices have rendered these traditional economic approaches unworkable," writes Will PomeranzRead More

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This week in 1989, the Berlin Wall fell. In this issue of the Wilson Quarterly, the decades-long story of how German shame that the Berlin Wall ever stood gave way to German pride that the Berlin Wall came down. Read More

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"Parliamentarians’ renewed obsession with women’s dress and male-female workplace mixing represents a throwback to the early days of the Islamic revolution, when women who did not observe the Islamic dress code were subject to 70 lashes and when men and women were segregated in university classrooms, buses and elsewhere," writes Haleh Esfandiari. Read More


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Kate Brown

2007 Kennan Institute Research Scholar, was recently awarded the 2014 Albert J. Beveridge Award for her book, Plutopia: Nuclear Families, Atomic Cities, and the Great Soviet and American Plutonium Disasters.

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Caryle Murphy

Public Policy Scholar from 2011-12, recently published this article from The New York Times, The Struggle to Erase Saudi Extremism.

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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.