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November 4, 2022

Venezuela
Do U.S. Sanctions on Venezuela Work?

Given Venezuela’s urgent humanitarian needs and the global energy crunch, Washington is considering easing sanctions on Caracas in exchange for democratic reforms.

October 25, 2022

Brazil
Bolsonaro vs. Lula: What’s at Stake in Brazil’s 2022 Election

Brazil’s presidential election is down to two polarizing candidates, and experts say the runoff will be a major test for one of the world’s largest democracies.

August 2, 2022

Terrorism and Counterterrorism
Do Targeted Killings Weaken Terrorist Groups?

Targeted operations by U.S. forces have eliminated notorious leaders of armed extremist groups, al-Qaeda’s Ayman al-Zawahiri the latest among them. But how much they disrupt these terrorist organizat…

May 27, 2022

Americas
What’s at Stake for Biden at the 2022 Summit of the Americas

With the United States hosting the regional meeting for the first time since 1994, all eyes are on how President Biden will navigate growing divisions over democracy, migration, and other issues.

May 17, 2022

Colombia
Colombia’s 2022 Presidential Election: What to Know

Colombia’s election could deliver the country’s first left-wing president, an outcome with the potential to transform Bogota’s approaches to economic policy, peace negotiations, and foreign relations…

May 6, 2022

Russia
Putin’s Long Game in Ukraine: The Kremlin Perspective

As the world anticipates Russia’s next move in Ukraine, one of Vladimir Putin’s top advisors has laid out how Moscow sees the future of its struggle against the West.

May 4, 2022

China
What the China-Solomon Islands Pact Means for the U.S. and South Pacific

The recent China-Solomon Islands security agreement has sparked concerns among the United States and its allies about a Chinese naval presence in strategically important waters. In response, Washingt…

May 4, 2022

El Salvador
Why Has Gang Violence Spiked in El Salvador?

El Salvador’s homicide rate plummeted in recent years, but a spate of killings has drawn attention to President Nayib Bukele’s controversial approach to tackling gang violence.

April 28, 2022

Latin America
What Colombia’s Legalization of Abortion Means for Latin America

Latin America has historically had some of the world’s most restrictive abortion policies, but Colombia’s easing of rules signals a growing wave of change.

March 18, 2022

Europe and Eurasia
Russia Is Censoring News on the War in Ukraine. Foreign Media Are Trying to Get Around That.

A Kremlin crackdown on independent media is walling off Russians from the truth about the country’s widely condemned invasion of Ukraine, but Western-funded media outlets are ramping up efforts to ci…