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November 15, 2017

Energy and Climate Policy
U.S. President Donald Trump speaks between Vice President Mike Pence (L) and EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt prior to signing an executive order on "Energy Independence," eliminating Obama-era climate change regulations, March 28, 2017. Hippocratic Oath for Bonn

This post is authored by Lindsay Iversen, associate director for climate and resources at the Council on Foreign Relations' Greenberg Center for Geoeconomic Studies. You can follow her on twitter @li…

May 31, 2016

RTSDJ0P Spence Reigniting Emerging-Economy Growth

HONG KONG – It is no secret that emerging economies are facing serious challenges, which have undermined their once-explosive growth and weakened their development prospects. Whether they return to t…

July 8, 2016

TIP Report_edited This Week in Markets and Democracy: Foreign Aid Bill Passes, New TIP Report Released, UK Bribery Act Turns Five

Now You Can Find out What Happens to U.S. Aid In a bipartisan vote, Congress passed legislation to require U.S. agencies—the U.S. Agency for International Development and U.S. State Department amon…

March 17, 2016

Do Brazil’s Street Protests Spell the End for Rousseff?

Brazil’s drama has escalated at breakneck speed. On March 4, former President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva was detained for questioning. On March 8, construction magnate Marcelo Odebrecht was sentenced …

October 16, 2017

United States
Play Trade NAFTA Renegotiation: Renewal or Expiration?

This is the first session of the "The United States and World Trade: Future Directions" symposium. 

May 9, 2013

social mobility - latintelligence Social Mobility in Mexico

One of the biggest criticisms leveled at Mexico is the lack of social mobility. A new report published by Mexico City’s Centro de Estudios Espinosa Yglesias (CEEY) takes a look at just how mobile (an…

November 13, 2012

women2 - LAM Guest Post: Latin America’s Working Women

This is a guest post by Stephanie Leutert, a research associate here at the Council on Foreign Relations who works with me in the Latin America program. Over the last decade, poverty, and inequali…

January 28, 2011

AQ courtesy of Buda Mendes.Latin Content.Getty Breaking the Cycle

I published an article with my colleague Dora Beszterczey in the Winter 2011 issue of the Americas Quarterly on the impact of opportunities and jobs lost to insecurity and the disproportionate costs …

April 14, 2002

Energy and Environment
Sustaining a Revolution

Overview Offering a pragmatic, long-term strategy for managing the gene revolution, this study concludes that genetically modified (GM) foods could help improve the quality of life in developing c…

September 7, 2016

Middle East and North Africa
Play Casey_EC.jpg Fighting the Financing of Terrorism: A Conversation With Bob Casey

Senator Bob Casey discusses ways to counter terrorist financing and facilitation networks as well as his views on authorities the U.S. president should hold to penalize countries that enable terroris…