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July 1, 2015

Ignoring Human Rights in Cuba

President Obama proudly announced the restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba today--after a week of additional arrests on that island. Here’s the most recent story: "Police arrested Emilio Ga…

February 5, 2013

Economics
Mexico’s Congressional Agenda for 2013

With Enrique Peña Nieto’s first congressional session just starting, expectations are high. Between now and April 30th, when the sixty-second Congress will adjourn, many hope the administration will …

Calderon by the numbers - LAM

February 23, 2012

Politics and Government
Press Freedom and Democracy in Latin America

Last Wednesday, Ecuador’s Supreme Court upheld sentences handed down in July 2011 for four members of the El Universo newspaper’s staff in the latest chapter of a lengthy and controversial trial. Thr…

Freedom of Press - Latin America's Moment

June 7, 2012

Economics
How a Stronger Democracy Will Check the PRI

Here is a piece that I wrote for ForeignAffairs.com on the upcoming Mexican elections and the prospects for the PRI. After voting the Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) out of Los Pinos, Mexico…

Peña Nieto - Latin Americas Moment

June 24, 2010

International Organizations
The G20’s Twenty Agendas

The G20 meetings in Toronto will be marked by competing agendas on global growth and financial regulations. This Backgrounder looks at the range of policy concerns.

June 15, 2011

United States
Political Pathways for Progress

Alfonso Aguilar, Angela Kelley, and Andrew Kohut address the prospects for greater political cooperation on immigration legislation. This panel discussion focuses on areas where political compromise …

June 15, 2011

United States
The Future of U.S. Immigration Policy: Next Steps

On Wednesday, June 15, 2011, the Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) will hold a half-day, multisession symposium in Washington, DC, on U.S. immigration policy. The symposium will include a keynote ad…

April 3, 2007

Financial Markets
GCC revaluation watch

The US housing boom is – rather clearly – over.   The Federal Reserve is – at least in the eyes of the market – more likely to cut than to raise US policy rates.    The dollar is rather weak, at leas…

November 28, 2007

Financial Markets
What should replace the Gulf’s peg to the dollar? More on my Peterson institute policy brief

Oil and the dollar have not consistently moved in the same direction over the past ten years.     In 1997/1998, oil tanked and the dollar soared.In 2000, oil and the dollar both rose – in large par…

April 17, 2007

Financial Markets
Saudi riyal, Kuwait dinar, UAE dirham hit multi-year lows v. the pound …

They are also getting close to a record low v. the euro. Yet oil is, well, still rather strong.   Against the dollar.  But also against the pound and euro.   The euro and pound have gained significan…