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December 26, 2017

A truck driver waits to unload his cargo of cereal grain at a rail terminal in Alto Araguaia, Brazil. Mercosur: South America’s Fractious Trade Bloc

Political shifts and economic challenges in Latin America could either boost Latin America’s largest trade bloc or lead to its obsolescence.

April 9, 2012

United States
Guatemala crime scene America’s Role in Reducing Violence in Central America

A casual observer of world events might believe that interstate wars, civil wars, and terrorism, given the prominence of media coverage, are the primary causes of violent deaths. In fact, of the esti…

March 14, 2018

Southeast Asia
Nguyen Xuan Phuc-Shinzo Abe-6.6.2017 Southeast Asia Seeks New Partners in the Era of “America First”

Amid uncertainty over U.S. foreign policy, countries across Southeast Asia are looking to build up strategic partnerships with regional powers to counter an increasingly assertive China.

February 21, 2018

Global Governance
G7 informal group picture The Liberal World Order in the Shadow of America First

Recently I had the opportunity to sit down with Alan Alexandroff, director of the Global Summitry project at the University of Toronto’s Munk School of Global Affairs, to discuss the role of sovereig…

September 9, 2016

Venezuelans living in Mexico take part in a protest to demand a referendum to remove Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro at Angel de la Independencia monument in Mexico City, Mexico, September 4, 2016 (Reuters/Edgard Garrido). This Week in Markets and Democracy: Central America Takes on Corruption, Venezuela’s Protests, G20 Summit

Central America Takes on Corruption  Central American judiciaries have been stepping up to fight corruption. Last year Guatemala’s attorney general’s office, working closely with UN-backed Internati…

October 27, 2017

Southeast Asia
Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha shakes hands with U.S. President Donald J. Trump in Washington, D.C., October 2, 2017. Southeast Asia’s Democratic Decline in the America First Era

President Trump appears little troubled by the sharp democratic decline in Southeast Asia, but the rise of authoritarianism could hurt U.S. interests in the region.

February 5, 2018

Robots and Artificial Intelligence
AI hands Congress Must Avoid an 'America First' Policy on Artificial Intelligence

Policymakers should take a global approach in formulating artificial intelligence policy. 

February 26, 2016

Honduras 2.26 EDITED This Week in Markets and Democracy: Central America’s Anticorruption Support, UNDP at Fifty, Foreign Bribery Action

Central America’s Anticorruption Support The presidents of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras were in Washington to discuss plans for the $750 million that Congress authorized to help their nation…

September 30, 2011

Defense and Security
Reads of the Week: Debating COIN in Mexico and Dealing with Violence in Central America Reads of the Week: Debating COIN in Mexico and Dealing with Violence in Central America

At least 27 people were found dead in the Guatemalan village near the border with Mexico last May. Police look at a message written with a victim's blood, which reads: ‘What’s up, Otto Salguero,…

September 1, 2005

Heads of State and Government
America-Unbound.jpg America Unbound

Teaching Notes on America Unbound: The Bush Revolution in Foreign Policy by CFR Senior Vice President James M. Lindsay and co-author Ivo H. Daalder.