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Venezuela: Hugo Chávez’s Revolution
The author discusses the increasingly prevalent dictatorial trends that have characterized President Hugo Chávez’s rule in Venezuela and assesses the possibilities for increased civil violence based o... Read More...


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Post-Fidel Cuba
The author suggests what policies the Bush administration and Congress should pursue in anticipation of the post-Castro and democratic eras in Cuba. By Vicki Huddleston. (Brookings Institution, 2/6/... Read More...


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The Chance to Get It Right
The author explains why it is insufficient for immigration reform to solely focus on border security. Rather, it is necessary to also address the demand for immigrant labor, unauthorized immigrants a... Read More...


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Nine Essential Points for Talking About the War on Terrorism
The authors give several policy recommendations that aim to more effectively and efficiently fight the war on terrorism. By James A. Phillips and James Jay Carafano. (Heritage Foundation, 1/31/2007) Read More...


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State of the Union 2007: Recognizing the Threat of Strategic Oil Dependency
The author describes and explains the problems associated with the American reliance on foreign oil. Additionally, the author suggests what policies Congress should pursue in order to ease this dilem... Read More...


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A New Politics for Latin America?
The author explains why it is problematic and a gross oversimplification to argue that there is a general trend toward the left in Latin American politics. By Michael Shifter. (Inter-American Dialog... Read More...


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Latin America's Pink Tide?
The article argues that the perceived "swing to the left" in Latin America does not in itself explain the complexity of what is really happening in the region. The author looks at the more vibrant gr... Read More...


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A Border Security Strategy for Bush and Calderón: Improve Cooperation Between the U.S. and Mexico
To reduce the problem of illegal immigration across the US-Mexico border, the two countries should move beyond the Secure Fence Act and move towards a strategy of cooperation. By Stephen Johnson (Heri... Read More...


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Correa vs. Noboa: Ecuador’s Choice Between ‘Marx’ and Markets
The author describes the two candidates in Ecuador’s Presidential election in November and suggests the potential implications for a victory on both sides. By Stephen Johnson. (Heritage Foundation, ... Read More...


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Searching for a Strategy: The Bush-Roh Summit
The author discusses the key issues that presidents Bush and Roh will discuss at the September US-South Korea summit in Washington. By Richard C. Bush III. (Brookings Institution, September 2006) Read More...


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Congress Can Honor 9/11 Anniversary by Doing the Right Thing
The author argues that despite the desire to commemorate the fifth anniversary of 9/11 in a compelling manner, Congress should reject several security-related bills because they will be ineffective in... Read More...


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How Oil Fuels Sino-U.S. Fires
The author explains how the competition over oil between China and the US is inextricably linked to a larger set of foreign policy issues. By Erica S. Downs. (Brookings Institution, 9/4/2006) Read More...


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Springtime for Cuba?
The author discusses Cuba’s future in the post-Fidel Castro era and suggests a set of policies that the US should adopt in order to aid the Cuban transition to democracy. By Stephen Johnson. (Herita... Read More...


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Six Strategic Reasons to Support a U.S.-Peru Free Trade Agreement
The authors offer several reasons why the US should adopt a free trade agreement with Peru. By Ana Isabel Eiras and Stephen Johnson. (Heritage Foundation, 7/24/2006) Read More...


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Did Bush’s Democracy Plan Go Poof?
The author argues that the US has stalled in pressuring Egypt to liberalize its political system. By Max Boot. (Council on Foreign Relations, 7/12/2006) Read More...


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Preemption and North Korea
The authors discuss the threat from North Korea and explain why preemption is the wrong policy decision for the US. Rather, the US should offer Pyongyang a series of positive inducements as a means t... Read More...


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Countering North Korea’s Missiles: The Missile Defense System the U.S. Should Have
The author explains why an effective missile defense system is the best policy for the US to use against North Korea. By Baker Spring. (Heritage Foundation, 6/21/2006) Read More...


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The lure of extremism
The author explains how many western youth are drawn to terrorism. By H.D.S. Greenway. (International Herald Tribune, 6/13/2006) Read More...


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Will America Attack Iran?
The author explains why an American attack on Iran is unlikely. By Philip H. Gordon. (Brookings Institution, June 2006) Read More...


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At What Cost Israel-China Ties?
The author discusses how increasing ties between China and the Jewish state are serving to undermine and weaken the American-Israeli relationship. By P.R. Kumaraswamy. (Middle East Forum, Spring 200... Read More...


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How to Boost Middle East Democracy
The author suggests several policy prescriptions that the US should follow in order to most effectively promote democracy in the Middle East. By Dennis Ross. (Washington Institute for Near East Poli... Read More...


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Lending a Helping Hand
The authors suggest how the Bush administration can effectively respond to Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert’s proposal in order to make a two-state solution possible and avoid renewed Israeli-Palest... Read More...


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Evo Morales tilts towards Chavismo
Article examines Bolivia's recent shift towards leftist economics. Current Latin American economic trends are also highlighted and compared with this country's new policies. (FT, 30/04/06) Read More...


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China’s new Latin American revolution
This article looks at China's growing relationship with Latin America and the challenge this represents to the U.S., the traditional power in the region. By Humphrey Hawksley (FT Times 4/4/2006) Read More...


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Minority Rights Group International
Working to secure the rights of ethnic, religious and linguistic minorities and indigenous peoples worldwide, and to promote cooperation and understanding between communities. Read More...


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Making Democracies Work: Social Capital and Civic Engagement in 47 Societies
The study establishes predictable patterns in the distribution of social capital around the world, and long-standing cultural traditions and historical legacies can help to explain the contrasts found... Read More...


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Free Trade Area of the Americas (FTAA)
Regional Economic Integration Process in the Americas. Read More...


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Brazil's Cardoso: 'The World Changed, But the Left Stayed the Same'
Brazil’s former President Fernando Henrique Cardoso, a visiting professor at Brown University, argues on the coming of the Left to power in Brazil. Excerpt from an interview with Cristovam Buarque. (B... Read More...


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Christmas chronicle
Rafael Ferro Salas analyzes the meaning of Christmas in Cuba. (Cubanet, 01/03/2005) Read More...


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In Cuba's prisons
Two political prisioners just released recount to Le Monde the degrading treatment dissidents are subject to in Cuban jails. (Cubanet, 01/03/2005) Read More...


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