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April 1, 2016

Teaching Notes State Capitalism.jpg State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World

Teaching Notes for State Capitalism: How the Return of Statism is Transforming the World by CFR Senior Fellow for Southeast Asia, Joshua Kurlantzick.

November 9, 2017

Health Policy and Initiatives
Play Opioids The Growing U.S. Opioid Crisis: Lessons From Around the World

Speakers discuss the growing opioid epidemic in cities across the United States, the influx of inexpensive heroin and potent synthetics such as fentanyl, and the lessons the United States can learn f…

May 13, 2015

United States
Leopoldo Lopez, Democracy, and the 2016 Presidential Race

Today at the Council on Foreign Relations we hosted Lilian Tintori, the wife of the Venezuelan political leader—and political prisoner—Leopoldo Lopez. With her were Lopez’s father and mother, and his…

February 11, 2015

Glimpses of Optimism in Guatemala

The news and statistics from Guatemala are anything but reassuring. More than half the nation’s sixteen million citizens live in poverty. Worse, almost one in two children under five suffer from chro…

January 5, 2015

 Elections to Watch in 2015

The region will hold just two presidential elections this year, choosing new leaders in Guatemala and Argentina. More prevalent will be congressional and local elections. Midterms in Mexico, Venezuel…

December 6, 2011

Elections and Voting
Understanding Putin’s Setback

The sharp drop in support for the ruling United Russia party in parliamentary elections reflects growing public discontent with Vladimir Putin’s decision to seek the presidency again next year, says …

November 25, 2013

United States
Villas de Salvarcar - LAM Many Stories, One Juárez

I had the great honor of participating in a fundraiser in El Paso last week—organized by the Somos Fund—to support after school programs and scholarships for kids affected by violence in Ciudad Juáre…

July 11, 2013

RTR354IO Soap Operas as "Edutainment"

Turns out, popular media is not always a mindless distraction. There is evidence that so-called “education-entertainment,”  which weaves important information about health, safety, and cultural issue…

July 10, 2013

CEEY - electoral - LAM Campaign Financing in Mexico

With vote-buying allegations swirling around Mexico’s last presidential race and new ones appearing in the aftermath of the recent local contests, electoral reform could reappear on the congressional…

February 1, 2013

Breakfast With the Supreme Leader

This past week I participated in a conference on Iran convened by the Henry Jackson Society of London and the Foundation for the Defense of Democracy of Washington, DC. As the executive director of …