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May 22, 2023

China
Latin America This Week: May 22, 2023

Opposition, not ideology, wins elections; Chinese foreign direct investment moves beyond natural resources and Brazil; Livent-Allkem merger bets on lithium in the Americas.

Paraguayan presidential candidate Santiago Peña from the ruling Colorado Party reacts at the party headquarters as he and his running mate Pedro Alliana won Paraguay’s presidential race, in Asunción, Paraguay, April 30, 2023.

April 16, 2023

Mexico
Back to the Future in U.S.-Mexican Relations

Human rights and the rule of law in Mexico are under siege. It would be a grave error for the United States to believe that its only interests there are trade and border security, and do not include …

September 26, 2022

Women and Economic Growth
The Robots Are Coming: AI Replaces Line Judges at U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 26, 2022

Technology and Innovation
The Robots Are Coming: AI Replaces Line Judges at the U.S. Open, With Global Implications for Jobs

Sports reflect a societal trend of increasing automation. Policymakers should wrestle with the impact that autonomous technological development will have on the workforce, and ensure that marginalize…

Frances Tiafoe, in a red shirt and red headband, in mid-swing with a tennis ball in the frame.

September 11, 2020

Americas
The Pandemic Is Eroding Bolivians’ Trust in Democracy

Interim President Jeanine Áñez’s decision to postpone Bolivia’s election twice has sparked protests, revealing the threat COVID-19 poses to democratic governance worldwide.

A hand holds a stethoscope in front of a blurred Bolivian flag

September 10, 2021

United States
Seven Reflections Worth Reading About 9/11

With the twentieth anniversary of the September 11, 2001, attacks on Saturday, we recommend sources for better understanding 9/11 and its aftermath. Today: seven reflections about 9/11.

Reflections

June 28, 2018

United States
What’s Worth Reading This Summer?

CFR.org editor Bob McMahon and I recorded our annual summer reading episode of CFR’s “The World Next Week” podcast. Carlos Lozada, the nonfiction book critic at the Washington Post, joined us for the…

summer reading 2018

May 16, 2016

Nicaragua
Nicaragua and the Russians--Again

According to USAID, "with a per capita income of $1,239 in 2011, Nicaragua is the second poorest country in the Western Hemisphere." Moreover, "the average number of years of schooling in Nicaragua i…

December 12, 2019

Guinea-Bissau
Guinea-Bissau Prepares for a Presidential Runoff Election

Adam Valavanis is a former intern with the Africa Program at the Council on Foreign Relations. He received a master’s degree in conflict studies from the London School of Economics and Political Scie…

A man casts his ballot at a polling station during the presidential election in Bissau, Guinea-Bissau, on November 24, 2019.

August 24, 2012

Thailand
Royalty in Austere Times

In today’s Washington Post, there is an excellent overview of how the austerity programs in many countries in Europe have led to pressure on monarchies to cut costs and reduce their lifestyles. Most …

Thailand's King Bhumibol Adulyadej is pictured before taking a boat trip from Siriraj Hospital pier in Bangkok July 7, 2012.