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April 3, 2017

Americas
International Pressure on the Maduro Regime

The Venezuelan constitutional chamber’s decision last week to dissolve the National Assembly has made it abundantly clear that Maduro’s Venezuela is an authoritarian regime. The judiciary is at the b…

June 8, 2015

Mexico
Mexico’s Midterm Elections

Yesterday, Mexicans headed to the polls to vote for 500 federal deputies, 17 state legislatures, 9 governors, and more than 300 mayors. Corruption and security dominated many local discussions. And b…

January 19, 2015

Iran
Argentina and Iran: The Strange Death of Alberto Nisman

Today in Buenos Aires, Alberto Nisman was found dead. Who was he and why does it matter? Nisman was the official charged with investigating the 1994 bombing of the Jewish community center in Buenos…

December 20, 2011

Human Rights
Guest Post: Guatemala’s Ex-President Asks About Genocide Trial

  Former Guatemalan dictator Efrain Rios Montt leaves the public prosecutor’s office in Guatemala City (Jorge Lopez/Courtesy Reuters).   This is a guest post by Natalie Kitroeff, a res…

Guest Post: Guatemala’s Ex-President Asks About Genocide Trial

August 16, 2011

Politics and Government
2011: The Year that Mexico Opens its Economy?

Mexico's stock exchange employees work at their desks in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters). It is becoming increasingly possible that 2011 will be the year that Mexico truly began open…

Mexico’s stock exchange employees work at their desks in Mexico City (Henry Romero/Courtesy Reuters).

March 30, 2012

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Apartheid Museums

Over last weekend, my research associate, Asch Harwood, and I visited two of South Africa’s best known apartheid museums, the Apartheid Museum, between Johannesburg and Soweto, and the Hector Pieters…

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April 19, 2011

Climate Change
An Impressive New Book on Climate Change

There are few books on climate change that are worth reading. That’s all the more reason that I’ve been waiting for David Victor’s new book, Global Warming Gridlock: Creating More Effective Strategie…

December 8, 2010

China
China’s Parallel Universe

A soldier stands his post in Tiananmen Square. (Jason Lee/Courtesy Reuters) Bit by bit we are learning how China manages reality when reality doesn’t conform to Chinese interests: it constructs its …

Soldier Standing Post in Front of Tiananmen