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May 12, 2006

Bolivia
Bolivia’s Nationalization of Oil and Gas

In a region seen as turning leftward, forging alliances would seem a natural course of events. But Bolivian President Evo Morales’ decision to nationalize the oil and gas industry is exposing tension…

June 18, 2006

Mexico
Challenges for a Postelection Mexico

Overview The contentious July 2006 Mexican presidential election has placed Mexico squarely back on the U.S. foreign policy agenda. Following months of unrest in which supporters of Manuel Lópe…

August 14, 2006

United States
Hugo Chavez’s World Tour

In a recent world tour—stops included Belarus, Russia, and Iran—Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez attempted to expand his influence beyond Latin America and capitalize on the leverage afforded by his …

October 10, 2006

Development
Playing Monopoly with the Devil

Read an excerpt of Playing Monopoly with the Devil. Why should a developing country surrender its power to create money by adopting an international currency as its own? This comprehensive book ex…

October 13, 2006

Financial Markets
Playing Monopoly with the Devil: Developing World Needs to Adopt the Dollar as its Currency

Replacing domestic currencies with an international one is the best way for developing countries to create a financially stable environment and integrate into the ever-globalizing world economy, argu…

October 24, 2006

Development
Playing Monopoly with the Devil

Teaching Notes on Playing Monopoly with the Devil by Manuel Hinds.

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January 8, 2007

Trade
Drozdiak: Merkel’s Visit Points Up ’Big Improvement’ in United States-German Relations

William Drozdiak, president of the independent American Council on Germany, says the White House meeting last week between German Chancellor Angela Merkel and President Bush indicates “they seem to h…

March 13, 2007

Energy and Climate Policy
Panacea or Pipe Dream? Energy Policy and the Search for Alternatives

8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.8:00 – 8:30 a.m. Breakfast ReceptionA Foreign Policy Mandate? Thirty Years of Oil and Gas8:30 – 9:45 a.m. MeetingDavid Goldwyn, President, Goldwyn International StrategiesJ. Ro…

March 29, 2007

Somalia
Somalia's Future

Overview On January 17, 2007, the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), in collaboration with the Council on Foreign Relations, the U.S. Institute of Peace, and the Woodrow Wilson…

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May 22, 2007

Immigration and Migration
Latin America, America Latin Symposium: Session 2: Dynamics of Integration: Exclusion, Assimilation, or Transformation?

Watch experts discuss the dynamics of Latin American immigration in the United States and how it is affecting current legislation.