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July 26, 2022

Latin America
Why Latin America Lost at Globalization—and How It Can Win Now

A case for greater intraregional trade in today’s changing world

Why Latin America Lost at Globalization—and How It Can Win Now

December 1, 2021

Global
Central Bank Currency Swaps Tracker

Introduction Since the financial crisis of 2007, central banks around the world have entered into a multitude of bilateral currency swap agreements with one another. These agreements allow a centr…

July 7, 2021

Latin America
A Socially Conservative Left Is Gaining Traction in Latin America

The electoral strength of the right is pushing Latin America’s leftists away from progressive causes.

Pedro Castillo speaks to a crowd

May 9, 2022

Latin America
AMLO's Lithium Grab and War on Green Energy Will Hurt North America

Nationalizing Mexico’s lithium reserves and extending state control over electricity and energy will undermine the region’s prosperity and security.

Mexican lawmakers protest a constitutional reform of the energy sector

February 18, 2022

China
America and China's Unhappy Anniversary

Fifty years after President Nixon's historic trip to China, U.S.-China relations are at a crossroads.

President Nixon inspects assembled Chinese soldiers with Premier Zhou Enlai.

October 28, 2021

Middle East and North Africa
Unvaccinated Police Officers Could Become America’s Own Insurgents

Iraq and Egypt show how hard it is to get rid of a militarized security force.

U.S. Capitol Police officers look down from the Rotunda door as members of Congress gather for a September 11th commemoration at the U.S. Capitol in Washington, U.S. September 13, 2021

February 18, 2022

Americas
Governance Must Trump Ideology in Latin America’s Elections

Forget all the talk about the region’s “pink tide” and focus on which candidate is most likely to lift the greatest number of boats.

Peruvian President Pedro Castillo and his Brazilian counterpart, Jair Bolsonaro, smile for the camera

August 30, 2021

Afghanistan
Exiting Afghanistan Will Improve America’s Global Standing in the Long Run

Allies in Europe and the Asia-Pacific will be the beneficiaries of an overdue strategic realignment.

President Joe Biden salutes members of the U.S. Marine Corps Honor Guard.

November 6, 2020

Election 2020
One America, Two Nations

America is one country and two nations. They will have to coexist; whether they can work together remains to be seen.

Protesters rally outside the Pen

August 15, 2021

Afghanistan
America’s Withdrawal of Choice

The swift fall of Kabul recalls the ignominious fall of Saigon in 1975. Beyond the local consequences—widespread reprisals, harsh repression of women and girls, and massive refugee flows—America’s st…

A U.S. Army helicopter is seen flying over Kabul