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Towards a Neo-Monroe Doctrine: American Hegemony in the Trump Era

A profound change was taking place across the Americas in the 1820s. The gigantic realm of New Spain, once a pinnacle in the European...
Confucius - Temple of Literature, Hanoi

Confucius Institute: Another Example of Canada’s Dysfunctional China Strategy

In the Analects, Confucius famously says: “In practicing the rules of propriety, it is harmony that is prized.” Harmony has been a central tenet...
President Vladimir Putin & Nicolás Maduro

The Geopolitics of the Venezuelan Crisis

A great game is gaining momentum in Venezuela pitting the US against the entrenched interests of China and Russia. Over the years, as Hugo...
Colombia Political Map

Understanding the Current Violence of the ELN in Colombia

Colombia begins to go through circumstances that move away from the old dynamics of irregular conflict. The overflow of violence is not directly proportional...

The US Withdrawal From Iran Nuclear Deal: Expectations and Outcomes

With the name of the Middle East, one directly lands on two thoughts: ubiquitous ‘Syrian Crisis’ and the nascent confrontation between regional players. Out...

The Military Way in Venezuela is an Entrance to the Regional Chaos

Is a military intervention in Venezuela viable and pertinent? The previous question represents today a new scenario that had ended in 1989 with the invasion...
President Reagan and Soviet General Secretary Gorbachev

American Withdrawal From the INF Treaty: A Signal for a New Nuclear Arms Race?

After almost 32 years since the United States of America and the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics entered into a treaty to eliminate their...
Venezuelans Protest

The balkanization of Venezuela?

Several Venezuelan academicians from diverse background and political tendencies have suggested that Venezuela is on the way to a balkanization process. The Bolivarian Republic of...

No easy path for Venezuela’s Oil in the Struggle for a Transition in Power

In early 2003, when debate was surfacing in the United States whether to invade Iraq, a Council on Foreign Relations working group drafted a monograph outlining...

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