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NOW is a series of brief, incisive conversations with our leading experts that make sense of today’s headlines and the forces behind them.

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NOW is a series of brief, incisive conversations with our leading experts that make sense of today’s headlines and the forces behind them.

    "Human Rights Under Siege" According to New Report

    "Human Rights Under Siege" According to New Report

    In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we speak with Nader Nadery, Senior Fellow with the Wilson Center’s Indo-Pacific Program.  He discusses the new report, “Human Rights Under Siege Salvaging the International Rights Regime in a Turbulent World Order.” The report examines how, 75 years after the creation of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, “the past two decades have witnessed a dramatic shift in the geopolitical landscape, characterized by the erosion of multilateralism, the rise of nationalism, the resurgence of authoritarian regimes, and the discernable retreat of US leadership in global human rights advocacy.” The report outlines a concise set of recommendations to bolster international accountability for rights violations, reviving US leadership in human rights advocacy, enhancing multilateral collaboration, and boosting the effectiveness of global institutions such as the UN.

    • 27 min
    Understanding Russia: Exploiting Antisemitism for Political Purposes - Wilson Quarterly Spring 2024

    Understanding Russia: Exploiting Antisemitism for Political Purposes - Wilson Quarterly Spring 2024

    In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we focus on the latest edition of the Wilson Quarterly, Understanding Russia, with the help of editor Stephanie Bowen and contributor Izabella Tobarovsky.   Tobarovsky’s article, Antisemitic Propaganda and Disinformation in Putin’s War Against Democracies, examines how “Russia’s long history of exploiting antisemitism for political purposes is benefiting its larger strategy to destabilize democratic societies and the West.”

































     

    • 30 min
    China-US Relations: Did Secretary Blinken’s Trip Move the Needle?

    China-US Relations: Did Secretary Blinken’s Trip Move the Needle?

    In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we speak with Robert Daly, Director of the Wilson Center’s Kissinger Institute. He highlights Secretary Blinken’s recent trip to China and examines whether a new Cold War has developed between the two nations.  Daly also discusses how the Biden administration’s goal of “managed competition” with Beijing is playing out with continued tensions over the South China Sea, Ukraine conflict, and China’s attempts to leverage the ongoing Israel-Hamas War for improved relations with the global south. 

    • 20 min
    Report Stresses Importance of US Leadership in Addressing Forced Displacement Crisis

    Report Stresses Importance of US Leadership in Addressing Forced Displacement Crisis

    In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we highlight the Refugee and Forced Displacement Initiative (RAFDI) Working Group Report, “US Leadership Matters in Addressing Forced Displacement Crisis,” with co-authors, John Thon Majok, James Hollifield, and Susan F Martin.  The report “seeks to provide guidance and actionable recommendations for the US government and other actors on ways to protect, assist, and find sustainable solutions for refugees and other displaced people.” The report identifies six major policy and programming issues that require effective US leadership, consistent global response, and multilateral collaboration.

    • 32 min
    The Trilateral Deal Between the US, Japan, and the Philippines: Impact on Security and Economics

    The Trilateral Deal Between the US, Japan, and the Philippines: Impact on Security and Economics

    In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by Ambassador Kristie Kenney, former senior US diplomat who served as the 32nd Counselor of the US Department of State and Ambassador to the Republic of Ecuador, the Philippines, and Thailand.  She discusses the first-ever US-Japan-Philippines trilateral summit held in Washington on April 11th.  Kenney explains how the summit highlights the importance of the US Indo-Pacific Strategy and could change the military and economic security dynamic in the region going forward.

    • 23 min
    China’s Rise and Russia’s Invasion: Challenges US Faces in New Cold Wars

    China’s Rise and Russia’s Invasion: Challenges US Faces in New Cold Wars

    In this edition of Wilson Center NOW, we are joined by David Sanger, former Wilson Center Distinguished Fellow and White House and National Security Correspondent for the New York Times, and Mary Brooks, researcher, writer, documentarian, and former Wilson Center Public Policy Fellow. They discuss their new book, “New Cold Wars: China's Rise, Russia's Invasion, and America's Struggle to Defend the West.” The book is “an insider account of what happened as five presidents grappled with new foreign policy realities and moves rapidly through 30 years of Washington's dawning awareness of Vladimir Putin's and Xi Jinping's ambitions, cultivating in the Biden Administration's efforts to contain China's technological progress and push back on Russia's invasion of Ukraine.”

    • 42 min

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