Issues

Always thought-provoking, often prescient, each issue of The WQ takes a deep and satisfying dive into a single topic or theme that is shaping our world, presenting a compelling range of angles, voices, and visuals.

2022
Spring
Partners of convenience

Reconcilable Differences

In an increasingly complex world, the implementation of American foreign policy requires compromises. The spring 2022 issue of the Wilson Quarterly, “Reconcilable Differences: Portraits of Challenging U.S. Partnerships” examines a handful tricky relationships—from China to Egypt to the DRC and beyond—highlighting complexities of key partnerships and offering policymakers insights on how to approach them.

2022
Winter

The New North

A warming climate is melting ice and opening literal and figurative waterways of opportunity in the Arctic, bringing unprecedented interest from around the world. In this issue of the Wilson Quarterly we present expertise and insights from leading policymakers, scholars, practitioners, Indigenous leaders, and Arctic advocates. We invite you to explore the new Arctic.

2021
Fall
Scenes from the Global Displacement Crisis

Humanity in Motion

The Fall issue of the Wilson Quarterly examines the immense challenges that human displacement poses to individuals, regions and nations as conflict, climate and other factors compel populations to move. With a mix of essays, first person accounts, testimonies, and an interactive feature, the Wilson Quarterly delivers perspectives from world leaders, U.S. legislators, scholars, journalists, and refugees themselves that illuminate many complexities and solutions to one of the key issues facing global governance and development today.

2021
Summer

Conflict/Resolution

Do treaties and agreements still work in an era of increasing polarization, hypernationalism and political violence?

2021
Spring

Public Health in a Time of Pandemic

What has COVID-19 taught us about our ability to battle global outbreaks? What has the pandemic taught us about ourselves?

2021
Winter

Back to the Future?

Key U.S. policy shifts caused immense global ripples. Can the Biden administration pick up where the Obama White House left off? Or must it plot a new course?

2020
Fall

The Ends of History

The past is always with us - even when governments try to alter or erase it. How does contested history shape our politics and culture?

2020
Summer

Korea: 70 Years On

Asia changed forever on June 25, 1950. The history and legacy of an unresolved conflict that still stokes tensions in the region and across the globe.

2020
Spring

Who Writes the Rules?

Regulations can protect citizens and harmonize markets and societies. Yet their scope and reach – as well as the fierce battles over who writes them – create unexpected global impacts.

2020
Winter

The Power of Protest

Taking to the streets can change the course of history. But the stakes of protest are high – and the outcomes of mass action are uncertain.