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September 18, 2017

United Nations
“Like-Minded” Dictatorships and the United Nations

The United Nations General Assembly is about to open, with the traditional lead-off speech by the president of Brazil followed by the president of the United States. The speeches and activities this …

September 13, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
Play Oil rig From Scarcity to Surplus: Geopolitics in the Age of Energy Abundance

Speakers discuss burgeoning U.S. energy production and how changing energy markets are reshaping U.S. foreign policy.

September 13, 2017

Trade
A truck driver waits to unload his cargo of cereal grain at a rail terminal in Alto Araguaia, Brazil. Mercosur: South America’s Fractious Trade Bloc

Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost Latin America’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.

August 24, 2017

NAFTA
NAFTA negotiations New Pieces on NAFTA, Mexico, and Venezuela

The first round of NAFTA negotiations now concluded, the three nations will take a two week breather before reconvening in Mexico City on September 1. While the policy differences should be surmounta…

August 24, 2017

Venezuela
NAFTA agreement has helped produce over 1.8 million new jobs for Canadians (this is the first 5 years of NAFTAs existence Shannon O'Neil on Bloomberg Surveillance

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of joining David Gura and Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Surveillance to discuss Venezuela and Mexico. You can watch the full show here, with the Venezuela portion fro…

August 21, 2017

Mexico
Lima Declaration ¡Gracias, Donald!

August has brought a number of depressing reversals in the United States’ relation with Latin America: President Trump’s seemingly offhand statement on the possibility of military intervention in Ven…

August 1, 2017

Venezuela
Demonstrators rally against Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro in Caracas, Venezuela. Venezuela in Crisis

President Nicolas Maduro’s efforts to consolidate power amid a deepening economic and humanitarian crisis have drawn widespread international condemnation.

July 26, 2017

Venezuela
A demonstrator during a rally against President Nicolas Maduro’s government in Caracas, Venezuela. Can Venezuela Resurrect Its Economy?

President Nicolas Maduro has neither the desire nor the capacity to institute the market reforms and debt restructuring needed to revive Venezuela’s sinking economy, says economist Ricardo Hausmann.

July 24, 2017

Sanctions
REUTERS/Sergei Karpukhin Have Sanctions Become the Swiss Army Knife of U.S. Foreign Policy?

The Congress takes an important, positive step to reinforce Russian sanctions, but are we at risk of overusing the sanctions tool? Senate and House negotiators have reached agreement on a bill tha…

July 13, 2017

Global
Podcast Yasin Bulbul/Presidential Palace/Handout via Reuters The World Next Week: July 13, 2017

U.S. President Donald J. Trump meets French President Emmanuel Macron, Turkey marks one year since a failed coup attempt, and Venezuela's opposition holds a plebiscite.