- Critical QuestionsBy Kathleen H. Hicks, Ernest Z. Bower, Heather A. Conley, Jennifer G. Cooke, Andrew C. Kuchins, Carl Meacham, Richard M. RossowApr 8, 2014
In December 2013, the Pew Research Center released data suggesting that Americans’ views of U.S. power and prestige abroad had reached a 40-year low.
- Critical QuestionsMar 25, 2014
With global attention focused on Russian moves in the Crimean peninsula—and, at this moment, just across the eastern Ukrainian border—it may seem difficult, at times, to set these developments in the broader context.
- Critical QuestionsMar 20, 2014
For the past six weeks, Venezuela has been wracked by country-wide protests against the government of President Nicolás Maduro, leaving the country reeling in political and social unrest.
- Critical QuestionsMar 13, 2014
Last weekend (March 9), Salvadorans voted in the country’s runoff elections to choose the next president of El Salvador. And today (March 13), the country’s Supreme Electoral Tribunal (TSE) officially declared Frente Farabundo Martí para la Liberación Nacional (FMLN) candidate Salvador Sánchez Cerén the victor in the highly contested election.
- ReportMar 11, 2014
Colombia’s 2014 legislative elections resulted in a demonstrable weakening of President Juan Manuel Santos’s governing coalition, in favor of former president Alvaro Uribe’s new Centro Democrático.
- CommentaryMar 6, 2014
This week, amidst political turmoil that has gripped the country since early February and has left over a dozen dead and hundreds injured and detained, Venezuela commemorates the first anniversary of the late President Hugo Chávez’s death.
- Critical QuestionsBy Daniel F. Runde, Amasia ZargarianFeb 26, 2014
Over the last 30 years, the private sector has emerged as an indisputable driver of global development. The prominence of the private sector is no exception in Canada: looking at some of the most significant Canadian industries (e.g., mining and telecommunications), it is clear that a considerable part of Canada’s economic future lies in emerging economies.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 21, 2014
Over the past two weeks, it seems that all attention on the Western Hemisphere has focused on the unfolding political crisis in Venezuela—and for good reason. Venezuelans have taken to the streets to protest a range of topics ranging from human rights to the current economic chaos.
- CommentaryFeb 19, 2014
On February 19, U.S. president Barack Obama, Mexican president Enrique Peña Nieto, and Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper will meet in Toluca, Mexico for the 2014 North American Leaders Summit.
- Critical QuestionsFeb 5, 2014
Last week, President Obama delivered his fifth State of the Union address, summarizing the U.S. relationship with the Americas in one line—as “building new ties of commerce [and] also expanding cultural and educational exchanges amongst young people.”