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September 22, 2023

A Conversation With Foreign Minister José Manuel Albares of Spain

Minister for Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation José Manuel Albares discusses Spain’s role in the EU, the challenge of climate change, and the geopolitics of the region. 

Play José Manuel Albares sitting next to Spanish flag

August 9, 2012

Emerging Markets
The Economy of the Olympics

With the London summer games at an end, economist Jose Ursua discusses whether or not Olympics have a financial impact for host cities, and the broader implications for the global economy.

February 14, 2024

Can Ecuador Avoid Becoming a Narco-State

Criminal groups have captured parts of the state. A broad political coalition must fight corruption and root them out.

Photo of Ecuadorian President Daniel Noboa

November 14, 2023

Review of Beijing Rules: How China Weaponized Its Economy to Confront the World

According to a new book by Axios reporter Bethany Allen, China has developed an authoritarian economic statecraft to reshape the global order.

A man wearing a maroon suit hold a large Chinese flag while standing in front of a white airplane on a tarmac.

January 18, 2024

Aging, Youth Bulges, and Population
Responding to Demographic Trends

Jess Maurer, executive director of the Maine Council of Aging, discusses demographic trends in Maine and the work of her organization. Jennifer Sciubba, global fellow at the Woodrow Wilson Internatio…

Play Lady Playing Pickleball

August 28, 2023

Guatemala Chose a New Pro-Reform President. Can He Stem Corruption and Migration?

Guatemala’s outsider, pro-reform candidate won against the odds, but can he govern?

Photo of President-Elect Bernardo Arévalo

August 2, 2023

Latin America
Latin America This Week: August 2, 2023

Petro’s response to son’s arrest proves his commitment to democracy; Chile’s constitutional rewrite is becoming a headache for the right; Kenya’s promise to lead Haiti mission wins praise abroad.

People escaping the threat of armed gangs rest under a tree as they camp in front of the U.S. Embassy, in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, July 25, 2023.

September 20, 2023

Sub-Saharan Africa
Africa’s ‘Leaders for Life’

Sub-Saharan Africa is home to many of the world’s longest-ruling heads of state. Pro-democracy advocates have at times successfully stopped presidents from extending their mandates, but the authorita…

A worker throws away campaign posters of President Yoweri Museveni after Uganda’s 2021 election.