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May 22, 2014

Europe
Do the European Parliamentary Elections Matter?

This week’s European parliament elections could mark a victory for eurosceptics and fringe political groups, an outcome that would likely sour transatlantic relations, says expert Judy Dempsey.

January 25, 2013

Cuba
Talking to Cuba

The argument for sustained U.S. diplomatic engagement with Havana has never been more compelling, says CFR’s Julia Sweig.

May 28, 2010

Democracy
Colombia: Moving Beyond ’Narco-Democracy’

Colombian presidential candidate Antanas Mockus has generated surprising support for his campaign of transparency and change, but the winner will need to reassure voters that security improvements wi…

June 27, 2012

Europe and Eurasia
Weighing an EU Banking Union

EU approval of a new proposal for a banking and fiscal union would help reassure global financial markets and alleviate the eurozone debt crisis, says Bruegel’s Benedicta Marzinotto.

June 29, 2012

Elections and Voting
What to Expect From Mexico’s Election

Whoever wins Mexico’s presidential election will need to jumpstart economic growth, work toward energy reform, and deal with a violent drug war, says CFR’s Shannon K. O’Neil.

October 30, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
Honduran Politics and the Chavez Factor

Christopher Sabatini, a Latin America expert, says the apparent resolution of the Honduran political crisis--triggered in part by concerns over Hugo Chavez’s influence--marks a triumph for Obama admi…

February 3, 2011

Labor and Employment
German Labor and EU Integration

As European leaders gather to discuss eurozone reforms, German labor union expert Mehrdad Payandeh discusses the benefits of more European integration, but warns austerity policies could tip Germany …

January 12, 2010

United States
Obama’s Disappointing Year in Latin America

The Obama administration’s missteps on the Honduran coup and Colombia have frustrated Latin American states hoping for fresh U.S. policies, says CFR’s Julia Sweig.

July 8, 2009

Diplomacy and International Institutions
The Careful U.S. Diplomacy on Honduras

Latin America expert Kevin Casas-Zamora says that by putting its diplomatic weight behind a mediation effort by Arias to settle the Honduran crisis, the Obama administration has demonstrated sensitiv…

March 6, 2008

Colombia
Rodriguez: Chavez Using Attack on FARC to Bolster Diminishing Popularity

Francisco R. Rodriguez, an expert on Venezuelan affairs, says the show of force by Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez after the Colombian incursion into Ecuador is an attempt to bolster his declining p…