Friday, February 2, 2018

[RED DEMOCRATICA] Secretary Nielsen on Terrorism, The Year in Africa, Wilson is #1 in Regional Studies


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Wilson Weekly
February 2, 2018



DHS Secretary Nielsen on Counterterrorism

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"A terrorist on the loose in a foreign land is a terrorist who poses a threat to our homeland. Partnerships have become increasingly important as we seek to raise the baseline of security throughout the world."

– U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen

The Role of Think Tanks in a Disrupted Era

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"More than ever, think tanks and the work we do matter. The information we produce matters. The safe political space we provide matters – and it matters to everyone, left, right, and center."

– Wilson Center President Jane Harman

Africa: Year in Review 2017

The Wilson Center's Africa Program asked experts, scholars, and policymakers to weigh in on the most important and impactful developments for the continent in 2017 and their implications for U.S.-Africa relations.

Wilson Center Ranked #1 in Regional Studies

For the first time, the Wilson Center has been named the #1 regional studies think tank in the world! The designation was announced in the University of Pennsylvania's highly regarded Global Go To Think Tank Index, which was released this week. The Center was again included among the top 5 think tanks in the United States and was ranked #5 for international development and #8 for foreign policy, among other placements.

Wilson in the News

With a Resurgent Taliban and Growing ISIS, No One Is Safe in Afghanistan (The Print)

While the expanded U.S. troop presence may provide a "silver lining," recent attacks suggest the situation in Afghanistan is likely to remain as dire as ever, writes Michael Kugelman.

North Korea's "Diplomatic Smuggling Bag" Has Continued for 40 Years (VOA)

The History and Public Policy Program's groundbreaking research on North Korea's multi-decade smuggling efforts was featured on the Voice of America.

The Limits to Russia and China's Support of Venezuela (RealClearWorld)

Concerns are understandable, but the U.S. should not overestimate meddling by Moscow and Beijing in Venezuela, write Benjamin Gedan and Michael McCarthy.

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The Polar Silk Road: China's Arctic Ambitions


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