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November 5, 2019

Uganda
How Will China React to Uganda’s Looming Debt Crisis?

Uganda is heading toward a debt crisis. According to a senior official at the Bank of Uganda, unless the country is able to sustain a growth rate of at least 7 percent—which economic projections show Uganda will not do—the country will default on its payments. As is the case for many African countries, China is Uganda’s largest creditor, making up 39 percent of total debt this past fiscal year. If Uganda defaults, it is unclear how China will react.

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni shakes hands with Chinese President Xi Jinping flanked by Chinese and Ugandan flags.

May 1, 2019

Venezuela
Turmoil in Venezuela, With Shannon K. O’Neil

Shannon K. O'Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses the recent uprisings in Venezuela with James …

Podcast Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido protests in Caracas.

October 25, 2019

Religion
Kenyan Theologian Who Elevated African Religion Passes Away

The Kenyan John Mbiti, an Anglican priest, theologian, and academic, died on October 5 at the age of eighty-seven. He led the reappraisal of traditional African religions that sees them as equal to other world religions. He argued that traditional African religions were specifically congruent with Christianity, and that Christianity was more than Europe.

The Ecumenical Centre and Church is pictured on November 21, 2008 in Abuja, Nigeria.

August 24, 2017

Venezuela
Shannon O'Neil on Bloomberg Surveillance

Last Thursday, I had the pleasure of joining David Gura and Francine Lacqua on Bloomberg Surveillance to discuss Venezuela and Mexico. You can watch the full show here, with the Venezuela portion fro…

NAFTA agreement has helped produce over 1.8 million new jobs for Canadians (this is the first 5 years of NAFTAs existence

October 22, 2019

Mexico
Mexico’s Drug War

Violence continues to rage in Mexico more than a decade after former President Felipe Calderon launched a crackdown on drug cartels.

A Mexican Army expert shows crystal meth paste at a clandestine laboratory in Tecate, Mexico.

February 4, 2019

Venezuela
Developments in Venezuela With Shannon O'Neil

Shannon K. O'Neil, vice president, deputy director of studies, and Nelson and David Rockefeller senior fellow for Latin America Studies at CFR, discusses the situation in Venezuela, and what the futu…

Podcast Opposition supporters rally against Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's government in Caracas, February 2, 2019.

October 11, 2019

United States
Happy 244th Birthday to the U.S. Navy!

The U.S. Navy turns 244 years-old this weekend. On October 13, 1775, the Continental Congress commissioned two ships, each with eighty sailors, “for intercepting such transports as may be laden with …

U.S. Navy

February 22, 2017

Immigration and Migration
Shannon O’Neil On Milenio TV

Last week while in Mexico I had the chance to talk to Alejandro Domínguez, Reporter for Milenio TV about U.S.-Mexico relations under the Trump administration. You can watch the conversation here.

Milenio Entrevista 4

October 1, 2019

Australia
The President's Inbox: Charles Edel and John Lee on the U.S.-Australia Alliance

The newest episode of The President’s Inbox is live. I sat down with Charles Edel and John Lee, fellows at the University of Sydney’s United States Studies Centre, to talk about the future of the U.S…

Australia touts its history with the United States outside its embassy in Washington, D.C.

September 23, 2019

Argentina
Argentina’s Default Risk: What to Know

With elections approaching, Argentina faces yet another debt crisis.