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On the Horizon | What to Expect in 2020 Wilson Center Experts Weigh In

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The U.S. and Iran: Crisis Averted?

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with the Wilson Center’s Robert Litwak to discuss his latest article, Anatomy of the US-Iran Crisis. Litwak examines the escalation of tensions between Iran and the United States in the wake of General Suleimani’s killing and the effects of the Trump administration’s “maximum-pressure” campaign after withdrawing the US from the Iran nuclear deal.


The Middle Kingdom at Center Stage: China's Past and Future Growth Strategy

Over the past 40 years, no issue has been covered by the global press more avidly than China’s economy. Only Middle East tensions and the march of technology have garnered as much attention.

The Implications of Soleimani’s Killing for South Asia

In the days since an American drone strike killed Qassem Soleimani, the powerful leader of Iran’s Quds Force, much ink has understandably been spilled over the ramifications of the strike for Iran and the broader Middle East.

Uighur Human Rights Policy Act and China’s Xinjiang Region

In this edition of Wilson Center NOW we speak with the Kissinger Institute’s Schwarzman Fellow Bradley Jardine who discusses China’s government crackdown on the Uighurs in the Xinjiang Region of western China.  He also discusses how Europe and the United States are responding to increased repression in the region by Xi Jinping’s government.


[OFFSITE] The 2020 Journalists' Guide to Energy and the Environment

Please note that this event will take place at the National Geographic Society in Washington, D.C. 

Ban Ki-Moon, former Secretary-General of the United Nations and Deputy Chair of The Elders, will join SEJ's 8th Annual Journalists' Guide to Energy & Environment for an interview with Jeff Burnside. 

Anatomy of the U.S.-Iran Crisis

The sequence of events triggered by the U.S. drone strike killing General Qassim Suleimani in Baghdad on January 3 has brought the United States “closer to war with Iran than we’ve been in the last 40 years,” according to former Secretary of Defense Leon Panetta. The Tehran regime retaliated with a salvo of missile strikes on two U.S. bases in Iraq.