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April 7, 2011

Reviving Competition in Mexico’s Economy

In trying to explain why Mexico isn’t growing quickly, or "why it isn’t rich" as Gordon Hanson puts it in a great paper, there is much talk about economic concentration -- the monopolies and oligopol…

Mexico’s Total Factor Productivity Compared to Latin America and Asian Tigers (Source: Augusto de la Torre and Ana Cusolito,

March 10, 2011

Immigration and Migration
Obama’s Trip to Latin America

Between March 19 and 23, President Obama will take his first foreign trip this year – and his first ever to South America.

A shaman performs a ritual in front of a photograph of President Barack Obama in Lima.

January 19, 2010

Chile Votes for Change

Despite the calm, Chile’s presidential election Sunday was one of the transformative political moments in Latin America in recent years. Chile has transitioned toward a more pluralistic democracy and…


October 2, 2017

Islamic State
'Realism and Democracy - American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring'

Elliott Abrams discusses his new book, Realism and Democracy: American Foreign Policy after the Arab Spring. 

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September 22, 2017

A Conversation With Michelle Bachelet

President Michelle Bachelet discusses the importance of Chile's regional integration in South America. 

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November 14, 2013

The World Next Week: Iran Talks Resume in Geneva, Chile Votes for President, and New Space Missions Launch

The World Next Week podcast is up. Bob McMahon and I discussed the ongoing Iranian nuclear negotiations, the Chilean presidential election, and the space missions launching next week. [audio: http:/…

P5+1 foreign ministers meet with Iranian foreign minister Mohammad Javad Zarif at the Iran nuclear talks in Geneva on November 9, 2013 (Jason Reed/ Courtesy Reuters).

February 14, 2014

International Organizations
Spain’s Welcome Retreat on Universal Jurisdiction

Coauthored with Claire Schachter, research associate in the International Institutions and Global Governance program. By voting Tuesday to curb its judges’ authority to exercise universal jurisdicti…

Spanish judge Baltasar Garzon waves as he attends the opening of the 130th term of the Argentina's Congressional ordinary sessions inside the Congress building in Buenos Aire

October 18, 2005

Transnational Crime
Timeline: Famous Trials of World Leaders

This publication is now archived. IntroductionSince 1945, a slew of prominent world figures have been brought before various domestic and international courts and tribunals. Some have been convicted,…

March 1, 2013

United States
Assessing U.S. Drone Strike Policies

A panel of experts discusses U.S. drone policy.