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March 10, 2006

Americas
Sweig: Rice, Hughes Aim to Show Relations with South America "Not as Negative as they are Perceived to Be"

As Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Undersecretary of State for Public Diplomacy Karen Hughes prepare for their trip to South America, CFR Senior Fellow Julia Sweig says the United States must…

July 29, 2013

France
Is France Heading South?

If France moves in the direction of its Southern European neighbors, the consequences for the entire European Union could be calamitous, says expert Dominique Moïsi.

January 12, 2010

United States
Obama’s Disappointing Year in Latin America

The Obama administration’s missteps on the Honduran coup and Colombia have frustrated Latin American states hoping for fresh U.S. policies, says CFR’s Julia Sweig.

November 18, 2003

Iraq
Brzezinski: ’America Lacks International Credibility’

Zbigniew Brzezinski, who served as President Jimmy Carter’s national security adviser, sharply attacks the Bush administration’s handling of foreign policy, asserting that despite its worl…

May 19, 2015

Americas
What Does the TPP Mean for Latin America?

Mexico, Peru, and Chile would benefit from the Trans-Pacific Partnership if their economies can begin to produce more value-added goods in a competitive way, says CFR’s Shannon K. O’Neil.

July 16, 2013

Americas
Will Snowden Come Between the U.S. and Latin America?

Recent revelations about U.S. surveillance activities in Latin America have provoked a range of negative responses from regional leaders, but the practical consequences will be marginal, says expert …

March 13, 2007

Americas
Sweig: Bush’s Latin America Trip ’Ineffective’

CFR’s Julia E. Sweig says President Bush’s trip to five Latin American nations “went as badly as I expected it to.”

September 13, 2018

Sub-Saharan Africa
The Risks of Reducing U.S. Special Operations in Africa

The Pentagon plans to withdraw its special operations forces in Africa, but major cutbacks could threaten recent efforts to counter terrorism threats across the region.

Chadian soldiers take a break during Operation Flintlock, U.S.-led military exercises, in Diffa, Niger.

June 21, 2011

Defense and Security
Regional Turbulence over South China Sea

Escalating hostilities between China and its neighbors over competing claims to the South China Sea is a test of China’s growing strength and a diplomatic challenge for the United States, which insis…

September 14, 2016

South Sudan
Understanding the Roots of Conflict in South Sudan

South Sudan’s civil war is the result of a weakly institutionalized state and may require the African Union’s intervention to find peace and stability, says expert Alex de Waal.