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A Restart of the Stunted Relations with the U.S.

Mar 19, 2014
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, presents his views on the stunted relations between Brazil and the U.S.

Is the Worst Yet to Come?

Mar 13, 2014
It suddenly seems that Bangladesh may be on the verge of repeating an older version of its history, the attempt to create a one-party authoritarian state 40 years ago, writes William Milam.

Latin American Program in the News: "Otro ataque a la OEA"

Mar 12, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the relationship between Venezuela and the Organization of American States, including the response to the current crisis in Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Legisladores de EE.UU. piden sanciones contra Venezuela

Mar 04, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was quoted in this article by BBC Mundo on sanctions against Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

Ukraine: Corruption Doesn’t Capture It

Feb 24, 2014
Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to present-day Ukraine, and in fact, distorts reality.

Latin American Program in the News: "Protests Against Venezuela's Government Escalate"

Feb 21, 2014
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the ongoing protests in Venezuela.

Latin American Program in the News: "Who is Venezuelan Opposition Leader Leopoldo López?"

Feb 20, 2014
This article about Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo López quotes Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson talking about López's political views.

Latin American Program in the News: "Analista: 'Venezuela enfrenta un momento crucial'"

Feb 20, 2014
In an interview with Voz de América, Latin American Program Associate Director Eric L. Olson discusses the current situation in Venezuela. This interview is in Spanish.

Maydan as a trap or: How striving for safety breeds even bigger danger

Feb 19, 2014
In our opinion, the main problem of the Ukrainian state and society is that we have become dangerous to ourselves. The danger emanates from our streets, squares, fields, and roads.

When Barry Met Hamid

Feb 18, 2014
Christina Lamb, one of Britain’s leading foreign correspondents and a Wilson Center Global Fellow, warns that Afghan President Hamid Karzai is “playing straight into the hands” of those who favor the complete withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan by the end of 2014. But Washington is also to blame for deplorable ties between Afghanistan and the United States.

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