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March 15, 2011

Defense and Security
Justice in Mexico

CFR just released a very thoughtful report by David A. Shirk, “The Drug War in Mexico: Confronting a Shared Threat,” that explores the Mexican government’s capacity to fight organized crime.

Justice in Mexico

June 8, 2011

Economics
Rethinking the Scorecard: Brazil vs Mexico

Fans outside Johannesburg's Soccer City stadium before Mexico and Brazil World Cup game (Siphiwe Sibeko / Courtesy Reuters). The conventional U.S. wisdom today is that Mexico is a problem, and B…

Fans outside Johannesburg’s Soccer City stadium before Mexico and Brazil World Cup game (Siphiwe Sibeko / Courtesy Reuters).

July 14, 2011

China
Reads of the Week: Latin America’s Progress, Its Unfortunate Limits, and the U.S.-Brazil Agenda

An elderly Guatemalan woman rests before leaving Bolivia from Santa Cruz (David Mercado/Courtesy Reuters). For those of you that haven’t seen this yet -- the Economist’s Americas editor Michael Reid…

Reads of the Week: Latin America’s Progress, Its Unfortunate Limits, and the U.S.-Brazil Agenda

November 10, 2011

The World Next Week: Eurozone Crisis Grows, IAEA Reports, Myanmar Surprises

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) looks on next Justice Minister Roberto Maroni (R) and League North Party leader Umberto Bossi during a finance vote at the parliament in Rome on November …

Italian Prime Minister Silvio Berlusconi (C) looks on next Justice Minister Roberto Maroni (R) and League North Party leader Umberto Bossi during a finance vote at the parliament in Rome November 8, 2011

March 6, 2013

Education
National Security and National Unity: A Case for Compulsory Service

This guest post is by Curtis Valentine, a Term Member with the Council on Foreign Relations and a Returned Peace Corps Volunteer (South Africa 2001-2003) The continuous debates over domestic issues …

A student from Boston College volunteers at Ellis Memorial Center (supportunitedway/Flickr).

May 21, 2013

Europe
C. Peter McColough Series on International Economics: The EU-U.S. Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership

Join Karel De Gucht as he discusses the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership and what it means for EU-U.S. relations as well as world trade. The C. Peter McColough Series on International …

November 10, 2013

Defense and Security
Happy Birthday to the United States Marine Corps!

The Marine Corps turns 238 years-old today. On November 10, 1775, the Continental Congress adopted a resolution to create a Marine force composed of two battalions. Since then, the Marines have been …

U.S. Marine Corps Major General Michael Dana uses a saber to slice a cake for the Marines' 237th birthday (Chip East/Courtesy Reuters).

June 16, 2014

United States
U.S. Trade Negotiations Aim to Raise Labor and Environmental Standards

U.S. Trade Representative Michael Froman sits down with Charlene Barshefsky of WilmerHale to give an update on the status of the United States' current international trade negotiations.

June 16, 2014

United States
U.S. Trade Negotiations Aim to Raise Labor and Environmental Standards

U.S. Trade Representative Michael B.G. Froman sits down with Charlene Barshefsky of WilmerHale to give an update on the status of the United States' current international trade negotiations.

July 29, 2014

India
India: Tough Talk and the Bali Trade Facilitation Agreement

Last week India’s top trade negotiators told the World Trade Organization (WTO) that India would not support the package of trade facilitation measures that had been agreed to last December at the Ba…

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