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January 11, 2018

Brazil
A Petrobras refinery in Cubatao, Brazil. Brazil’s Corruption Fallout

Federal investigators in Brazil have uncovered corruption at the highest levels of the government and in the country’s largest corporations.

December 27, 2017

United States
American obituaries Ten American Foreign Policy Influentials Who Died in 2017

Year’s end is a time for taking stock, counting successes, and assessing failures. It is also time for remembering those who are no longer with us. Here are ten Americans who died in 2017 who through…

May 12, 2017

Brazil
President Michel Temer attends the presidential inauguration. Will 2018 Bring a Mandate for Change in Brazil?

It has been a tough month in Brasilia. The release of the list of 98 senior politicians implicated in the Lava Jato investigation confirmed that corruption runs broad and deep across the political la…

June 7, 2012

Economics
Peña Nieto - Latin Americas Moment How a Stronger Democracy Will Check the PRI

Here is a piece that I wrote for ForeignAffairs.com on the upcoming Mexican elections and the prospects for the PRI. After voting the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) out of Los Pinos, Mexico…

July 28, 2016

Brazil
Podcast RTSIL9Z_EC.jpg Teetering at the Precipice: Brazil and the 2016 Summer Olympics

Experts discuss Dilma Rousseff’s impeachment trial, Brazil’s deepening economic recession, the Zika virus outbreak, and other issues facing Brazil as the country prepares to host the 2016 Summer Olym…

July 6, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
Guinea-Bissau Guinea-Bissau: The Road Ahead

This is a guest post by Russell Hanks. Mr. Hanks is a national security professional and a retired diplomat with the U.S. Department of State. Guinea-Bissau has a new government, or not, only a few …

May 12, 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa Corruption South Africa Moves Against Secretly-Owned Companies

The Tax Justice Network-Africa has issued a press release praising the South African government’s commitment to register and make public the “beneficial owners” of all companies incorporated in the c…

October 14, 2015

Religion
Play 20151014_175040.jpg The Roots of Religious Extremism

Jonathan Sacks discusses root causes of religious violence and the transformative power of interfaith understanding for resolving conflict.   

September 12, 2014

North Korea
kenneth-bae-interview The U.S.-DPRK Hostage Stalemate

Note: This post was published prior to Matthew Miller’s trial. On Sunday, September 14, Miller was found guilty in North Korean court and sentenced to six years’ hard labor. North Korea has announce…