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November 28, 2007

Politics and Government
Voting in Venezuela

This Sunday Venezuelans will vote on a referendum comprising 69 changes to the existing Constitution. Many of these push the country further toward Chavez’s 21st Century Socialism, expanding pensions…

November 30, 2007

Mexico
Calderon's First Year

What a difference a year makes. Just a year ago Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s mandate appeared uncertain following a contested election that gave him a razor-thin winning margin of 250,000 vote…

August 7, 2009

Climate Change
Strengthening the Neighborhood: the Guadalajara Trilateral Summit

Steep economic decline, rising public insecurity, and the resurgence of swine flu threaten North America today. As North America’s leaders head to the Guadalajara summit, it is time to appreciate the…

August 31, 2009

Politics and Government
"Thrilling" Mexico

Thirteen thousand Thriller dancers gathered in Mexico City’s historic center last Saturday, reflecting to the vast transformations occurring in Mexico today.

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March 8, 2011

Politics and Government
Will Libya Hurt Obama in 2012?

A rebel fighter holds a Kingdom of Libya flag in a battle near Ras Lanuf on March 4, 2011. (Goran Tomasevic/courtesy Reuters) Will the administration’s slowness in responding to events in Libya hurt…

A rebel fighter holds a Kingdom of Libya flag in a battle near Ras Lanuf

April 4, 2011

Defense and Security
Guest Post: Making Qaddafi Go

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Qaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011. (Youssef Boudlal/courtesy Reuters) President Obama has demanded that Li…

A protester holds a banner beneath a Kingdom of Libya flag during an anti-Gaddafi demonstration in Benghazi on March 31, 2011.

June 6, 2011

Europe and Eurasia
Why You Need American Dollars to Mint Australian Ones

All countries with central banks exercise monetary sovereignty, right?  Nobel economist Paul Krugman certainly thinks so.  “Wow,” he wrote, after reading Benn Steil and Manuel Hinds say otherwise i…

Why You Need American Dollars to Mint Australian Ones

June 13, 2011

Sub-Saharan Africa
South Africa’s Malema and Zuma: Bad Blood?

Jacob Zuma (L), leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC), chats with Julius Malema, president of African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL), at the Pietermaritzburg hig…

South Africa’s Malema and Zuma: Bad Blood?

July 6, 2011

Economics
Will Peru Take on the Narco-Traffickers?

Though successful anti-poverty and anti-drug campaigns are not mutually exclusive, achieving both sets of aims will be no easy feat for Peru’s incoming president. As Wall Street waits to see how the …

Coca leaf farmer John Basilio harvests coca leaves in Tingo Maria, Peru.

August 13, 2011

Elections and Voting
Campaign 2012: Hello Rick Perry, GOP Presidential Candidate

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action Conference in Washington on February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)  For seventeen of the past forty-eigh…

Texas Governor Rick Perry delivers remarks at the Conservative Political Action conference (CPAC) in Washington, February 11, 2011. (Jonathan Ernst/courtesy Reuters)