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April 22, 2015

Cuba
Gov. Cuomo Visits Cuba, and What Could Be Wrong with That?

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Cuba’s Josefina Vidal, director general of the U.S. division at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, left, and Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North Ameri…

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo, right, talks with Cuba’s Josefina Vidal, director general of the U.S. division at Cuba’s Foreign Ministry, left, and Gustavo Machin, Cuba’s deputy chief of North American affairs, center, before a meeting with Cuba’s Minister of Foreign Trade Rodrigo Malmierca at the Hotel Nacional in Havana, Cuba, Monday, April 20, 2015. (Ramon Espinosa/Courtesy: Reuters)

January 8, 2018

Vietnam
'The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam'

Max Boot discusses his new book, The Road Not Taken: Edward Lansdale and the American Tragedy in Vietnam. 

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December 6, 2010

Defense and Security
Pacifying Rio's Favelas

I was interviewed by Globo TV’s "Sem Fronteiras" about strategies to fight crime and drug violence across some of Latin America’s largest cities.

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September 22, 2017

Mexico
A Conversation With Luis Videgaray Caso

Secretary Videgaray Caso discusses the future of U.S.-Mexican relations and the challenges facing President Peña Nieto's administration. 

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January 28, 2011

Americas
Breaking the Cycle

I published an article with my colleague Dora Beszterczey in the Winter 2011 issue of the Americas Quarterly on the impact of opportunities and jobs lost to insecurity and the disproportionate costs …

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October 22, 2007

Mexico
The Famosa "Merida Initiative"

So the long awaited "Plan Mexico" has finally been announced by President Bush. He is asking for $500 million for Mexico in the coming year, and $1.4 billion over the next two years. Smaller amounts …

August 9, 2007

Immigration and Migration
Uncertain Causes and Effects of Declining Remittances

A recent report by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) concludes that Mexican migrants are sending back less money or remittances to their home country than in the past. A survey of 900 migrant…

November 12, 2015

United States
The Path to Mars

Charles F. Bolden Jr. discusses the future of U.S. space policy.

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November 18, 2009

Global
Symposium on Organized Crime in the Western Hemisphere: An Overlooked Threat?

Session One:Organized Crime and Transnational ThreatsDavid Holiday, Program Officer, Latin America Program, Open Society InstituteWilliam F. Wechsler, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Counte…

April 9, 2013

United States
TWE Remembers: The Tampico Incident

Karl Marx famously wrote that history repeats itself, "the first time as tragedy, the second as farce." But some historical events combine elements of both. Just consider the Tampico Incident, which …

President Woodrow Wilson addresses Congress on the Tampico Incident, April 20, 1914 (Courtesy Library of Congress).