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July 14, 2016

Americas
Latin Americas Savings Problem - LAM Latin America’s Savings Problem

Savings are essential for growth: domestic savings finance productive investment, provide a safety net for the future, and are strongly associated with long-term growth prospects. Sadly, a new report…

March 31, 2016

Americas
Macris Surprising Honeymoon - LAM Macri’s Surprising Honeymoon

By all accounts, Mauricio Macri has had a remarkable honeymoon since he was inaugurated December 10, quickly moving to revise Argentina’s economic policies, restructure its relations with the world, …

July 1, 2015

Ignoring Human Rights in Cuba

President Obama proudly announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba today--after a week of additional arrests on that island. Here’s the most recent story: "Police arrested Emilio Ga…

March 13, 2014

Americas
Voters wait in line to cast their vote in a presidential election runoff at a polling station outside in San Salvador This Year’s Presidential Elections in Latin America

Earlier this week, Salvadorans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential runoff election, since on February 2 the candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold to avoid a seco…

January 28, 2011

Americas
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 …

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 …

August 12, 2015

Dominican Republic
Deportations in the Dominican Republic

Recent immigration actions  by the Dominican Republic are not likely to result in mass deportations of Haitians, as some fear, but could exacerbate already difficult conditions in Haiti, says expert …

June 29, 2015

Asia
kerry-TPP Who Else Will Join the TPP?

After the Obama administration’s victories in Congress the past two weeks, it appears far more likely that the United States will become part of the Trans-Pacific Partnership. Bilateral negotiations …

May 1, 2015

Political Transitions
Aviation Inventory You Might Have Missed: Drone Strikes, Nation-building, and the U.S. Aviation Inventory

Elisabeth Bumiller, “Soldier, Thinker, Hunter, Spy: Drawing a Bead on Al Qaeda,” New York Times, September 3, 2011. In Mr. [Michael] Vickers’s [top adviser to then-secretary of defense Leon E. Panet…

December 6, 2010

United States
roosevelt-corollary TWE Remembers: The Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine

Last week marked the anniversary of the Monroe Doctrine.  Today marks the anniversary of the Roosevelt Corollary to the Monroe Doctrine.  Although presented at the time as an extension of what Monroe…