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April 21, 2017

China
Anti-Ahok-Jakarta Anies’s Big Win, India’s Sex Ratio, USS Carl Vinson Bluff, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Larry Hong, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. Anies elected Jakarta’s next governor. Anies Baswedan, Indonesia’s former edu…

October 28, 2016

China
bringing-international-pressure-to-bear-on-nicolas-maduro-lam Bringing International Pressure To Bear on Nicolás Maduro

[This post was co-authored with John Polga-Hecimovich*. It is the third of a series that begins with this post.] The collapse in Venezuela has many potential costs: democratic regression in Latin Am…

January 6, 2017

China
china-ivory-ban Chinese Ivory, Google in India, Philippine Jailbreak, and More

Rachel Brown, Sherry Cho, Lorand Laskai, Gabriella Meltzer, and Gabriel Walker look at five stories from Asia this week. 1. The world reacts to China’s ivory ban. Following a resolution at the Conve…

December 19, 2015

Cuba
Cuban Political Prisoners Measure the Impact of Obama’s Cuba Policy

This past week marked the anniversary of President Obama’s new Cuba policy. That policy is failing to produce any human rights improvements in Cuba. So this week, 126 Cuban former political prisoner…

May 26, 2015

Cuba
Castro 200, Obama 0: While Talks Continue, Beatings Continue

When President Obama junked 60 years of U.S. foreign policy to seek a rapprochement with the Castro regime in Cuba, he was aware that he would be accused of ignoring human rights. After all, the Obam…

June 21, 2013

Economics
Pathways to Freedom - LAM Political and Economic Lessons from Democratic Transitions

My colleagues in CFR’s Civil Societies, Markets, and Democracy Initiative have just released a new book, Pathways to Freedom: Political and Economic Lessons From Democratic Transitions, which highlig…

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…

February 9, 2012

Economics
election Can Vázquez Mota Win Mexico’s Presidential Election?

I wrote a piece on Vázquez Mota and what it means for the Mexican election for Foreign Affairs entitled "Vázquez Mota and the 2012 Mexican Election". In it I argue that she has the potential to upend…

November 21, 2011

Americas
Latin American Lessons for the European Debt Crisis

http://youtu.be/vQRiLrQ4kC0 To view this video on YouTube, click here. The Council on Foreign Relations just released a great conversation on the Latin American lessons for the European debt crisis…

March 30, 2011

Americas
President of the IADB Luis Alberto Moreno and U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner at the 50th Inter-American Development Bank’s general assembly (Jose Gomez/Courtesy Reuters). Do U.S. Budget Cuts Threaten the IDB?

President of the IADB Luis Alberto Moreno and U.S. Treasury Secretary Geithner at the 50th Inter-American Development Bank's general assembly (Jose Gomez/Courtesy Reuters). The Inter-American De…