Americas

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...

Can China and Russia Fix Venezuelan Crisis?

“Good morning. On behalf of the Russian president and the people I first want to thank the current president of the Security Council, for...
Guyana map

Interesting Times for Guyana; Curse of the Crude

Guyana holds the status of one of the poorest nations in Latin America and the western hemisphere. With a population of fewer than 800,000...
Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro

Don’t Say Bolsonaro is Just Like Trump. He is Much, Much Worse.

The recent inauguration of Jair Bolsonaro as Brazil’s president had sharpened attention on the trend towards right-wing populism in Latin America, drawing parallels to...

The INF Treaty Crisis Creates an Opportunity for a US-less Europe

The world is yet again shocked by the US decision to withdraw from the 1987 Intermediate Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty. President Donald Trump demanded...
Peacekeeper Missile

The Case for a No-First-Use Policy

No individual should have the power to end life as we know it on Earth. Specifically, in the United States, the president is the only...
President Donald Trump

U.S. Congress Set to Further Rein Back Trump’s Foreign Policy Powers

Trump-era trend of the locus of U.S. foreign policy shifting to the Capitol Hill set to accentuate as Democrats retake control of the U.S....
President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil

What is Behind Jair Bolsonaro’s Rise in Brazil?

Almost the entire world has heard about Jair Bolsonaro by this moment, the most likely next president of the Latin American largest country. He...
US Vice President Mike Pence

Pence’s Powerful Speech Brings Out the Chinese Nationalists

The trade war initiated by the United States has caused panic to the Trump Administration in the run-up to the midterm election. When President...