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October 12, 2015

Human Rights
The Proposed Snowden Treaty: More of the Same Rather than Really Radical

When I first saw “the Snowden treaty” in a tweet, I thought it was from The Onion. Wrong, and inexcusable for a guy who published The Snowden Reader. In September, Snowden and his supporters announce…

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October 9, 2013

United States
How Obama Brings Terrorists to Justice

The treatment of terrorism suspect Abu Anas al-Libi, who seems destined for trial in U.S. federal court, fits the Obama administration’s new protocol for such captures, says expert Stephen Vladeck.

January 23, 2013

Global
2012 Arthur Ross Book Award: George F. Kennan: An American Life

Honoring: Gold Medalist: John Lewis Gaddis for George F. Kennan: An American Life Silver Medalist: Jason Stearns for Dancing in the Glory of Monsters: The Collapse of the Congo and the Great War…

October 17, 2012

Venezuela
Venezuela’s Chávez Wins Fourth Term

Longtime Venezuelan leader Hugo Chávez’s fourth term as president allows for the continuation of his "socialist revolution," but questions over his health remain a wildcard in assessing Venezuela’s f…

March 1, 2012

International Organizations
The G20: What We Thinktank It Should Do

As host of this year’s Group of Twenty (G20) summit, the Mexican government is diligently finalizing the agenda that world leaders will consider in Los Cabos (June 18-19). Earlier this week I was in …

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February 13, 2012

Economics
Venezuela’s Capriles Radonski Wins Primary, Looks toward October Election

Things are heating up in the two presidential races facing Latin America this year. On the heels of Josefina Vázquez Mota’s victory in the PAN party primary last week, on Sunday Venezuela hosted yet …

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January 10, 2012

Human Rights
What to Watch in 2012: Two Elections That Could Transform Latin America

Though fewer in number than in 2011, the two Presidential elections on the docket for 2012 will make up for it in terms of their importance in the region. The first will happen in July in Mexico. Le…

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January 4, 2012

International Organizations
What Will The World Decide in 2012?

The New Year's Eve Ball in New York City (Mike Segar/Courtesy Reuters). “Summit fatigue” may be widespread, but demands on the world’s leaders just keep growing. Here are a half a dozen major me…

What Will The World Decide in 2012?

December 12, 2011

International Organizations
Nuggets from the World Policy Conference

Austrian President Heinz Fischer makes a speech at the opening of the World Policy Conference at the historic Hofburg palace in Vienna December 9, 2011. The World Policy Conference is devoted to the …

Nuggets from the World Policy Conference

October 11, 2011

Human Rights
Venezuela’s Presidential Race

Members of Venezuela's militia and supporters of Venezuela's President Chavez attend a ceremony in Caracas (Jorge Silva/Courtesy Reuters). Today, chances are Hugo Chávez will face off agai…

Venezuela’s Presidential Race