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December 19, 2014

United States
Panama Twenty-Five Years Later

December 20 marks the 25th anniversary of Operation Just Cause, better remembered as the U.S. invasion of Panama. Set off by the death of an off-duty Marine lieutenant by Panamanian security forces, …

March 13, 2014

Americas
This Year’s Presidential Elections in Latin America

Earlier this week, Salvadorans headed to the polls to cast their ballots in a presidential runoff election, since on February 2 the candidates failed to reach the 50 percent threshold to avoid a seco…

Voters wait in line to cast their vote in a presidential election runoff at a polling station outside in San Salvador

May 23, 2012

Trade
Morning Brief: CBO Predicts Recession Under Status Quo

The nonpartisan Congressional Budget Office (CBO) predicts that the “fiscal cliff” of over $500 billion in spending cuts and tax increases scheduled under current law will cause a recession in the fi…

Congressional Budget Office Director Douglas Elmendorf testifies before the "Supercommittee" on Capitol Hill in Washington on September 13, 2011 (Jonathan Ernst/Courtesy Reuters).

July 14, 2011

China
Reads of the Week: Latin America’s Progress, Its Unfortunate Limits, and the U.S.-Brazil Agenda

An elderly Guatemalan woman rests before leaving Bolivia from Santa Cruz (David Mercado/Courtesy Reuters). For those of you that haven’t seen this yet -- the Economist’s Americas editor Michael Reid…

Reads of the Week: Latin America’s Progress, Its Unfortunate Limits, and the U.S.-Brazil Agenda

May 4, 2011

Defense and Security
U.S.-Mexico Security Cooperation Four Years On

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters). Last Friday, Hillary Clinton hosted the Merida Initiative High-Level Consultative Group in Washing…

US Secretary of State Clinton and Mexican Foreign Minister Espinosa (Saul Loeb / Courtesy Reuters).

February 1, 2008

United States
Financial Statecraft

Teaching Notes on Financial Statecraft: The Role of Financial Markets in American Foreign Policy by CFR Senior Fellow Benn Steil and co-author Robert E. Litan.

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January 10, 2017

United States
A Conversation With the Deputy Supreme Allied Commander Europe

General Sir Adrian Bradshaw discusses his tenure as deputy supreme allied commander Europe and provides his perspective on the strategic threats facing NATO.

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October 6, 2016

Asia
U.S. Strategy in Asia: Is the Pivot Working?

Experts discuss the Obama administration's "Pivot to Asia" strategy, its successes and failures, and the evolving dynamics of U.S. relations across Asia.

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April 5, 2014

Conference on Diversity in International Affairs 2014

CFR hosted the second annual Conference on Diversity in International Affairs in collaboration with the Global Access Pipeline (GAP) and the International Career Advancement Program (ICAP) on Apr…