"The so-called surge of unaccompanied children is a trend that has been growing over the last few years and is the result of an accumulating set of factors that show no signs of improving, and that are independent from the messages high level U.S. officials want to send," writes Eric Olson. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

Eduard Shevardnadze, the Soviet Union's last foreign minister who later served as Georgian president, passed away at the age of 86, sparking a collective assessment of the political legacy he left to Russia and Georgia. Global Fellow Kenneth Yalowitz, William Courtney and Denis Corboy summarize lessons we can learn for today from Shevardnadze’s and Georgia's struggles. Read More

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In an era of climate change, how we think and talk about population and where it sits on the list of environmental concerns is changing. On the eve of World Population Day 2014, Roger-Mark De Souza discusses the latest thinking on population issues. Read More

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  • Roger-Mark De Souza

    Roger-Mark De Souza

    Director of Population, Environmental Security, and Resilience

  • Sandeep Bathala

    Sandeep Bathala

    Senior Program Associate, Environmental Change and Security Program, Maternal Health Initiative

"Cities around the world have become agglomerations of ethnicities, religions, classes, and nationalities. Creating socially sustainable cities that can accommodate migrants and their diversity requires policies that nurture shared identity and maintain spaces whose use can be shared by everybody, promoting a pragmatic pluralism and a culture of tolerance," writes Blair Ruble. Read More

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  • Blair A. Ruble

    Blair A. Ruble

    Vice President for Programs; Director, Urban Sustainability Laboratory; and Senior Advisor, Kennan Institute

Does the NSA make us safer? Were Snowden's leaks good for the U.S.? Jane Harman debates these questions with former NSA Director Gen. Keith Alexander and the ACLU’s Anthony Romero during MSNBC's first "Great Debate" from the Aspen Ideas Festival. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

  • Jane Harman

    Jane Harman

    Director, President and CEO, Wilson Center
  • Meg King

    Meg King

    National Security Advisor to the Director, President, and CEO

Tensions over security, access, and environmental impacts in the Arctic are rising. While members of the Arctic Council assert their established rights under new circumstances, an increasing number of non-Arctic states seek an active role in the region. This is the third in a series of expert interviews on the multi-faceted region. Read More

Wilson Center Experts

“Overcoming sectarian divisions won’t solve Iraq’s crisis. Embracing them will,” writes Marina OttawayRead More

Wilson Center Experts

 As Iraq chaos worsens, Washington and Tehran have started using the same language. Robin Wright examines new possibilities for the two countries to work together. Read More

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On the 20th anniversary of the Real Plan, which stabilized the Brazilian economy, Persio Arida, former Wilson Center Scholar and father of the plan, calls for a round of structural reforms. Read More

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Wilson Center Announces 2014-2015 Fellowship Class

Jane Harman, Director, President & CEO of the Wilson Center, has announced the members of the 2014-2015 fellowship class. The 20 fellows include scholars and practitioners from the United States, Germany, Japan, Mexico, Russia, Tunisia, and the United Kingdom. Read More

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Rapid growth and environmental change are creating new challenges for urban areas around the world. At the same time, new technologies – from data collection and real time monitoring to sophisticated “control centers” – are being developed that could help inform urban decision making and improve city management. Read More

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Mutual Security on Hold?

Mutual security and the transatlantic relationship are once again faced with challenges in the form of the crisis in Ukraine. What does this crisis mean for mutual security, and how will it affect the security architecture in Europe? Video and transcipt of remarks by Zbigniew Brzezinski and Wolfgang Ischinger.  Read More


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The second, completely updated edition of this widely read and respected guide is the most authoritative survey available on the perennial question of energy security.

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Maria Ivanova

was recently appointed to the United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS). 


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John Crowley

joined The World Bank and recently published a book titled Open Data for Resilience Initiative Field Guide.


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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.