VRIC Monitor: March 2019

VRIC Monitor: March 2019

The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from SFS tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. VRIC stands for Venezuela, Russia, Iran, China where Venezuela represents the country itself, but als

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VRIC Monitor: February 2019

VRIC Monitor: February 2019

The VRIC Monitor is a one-of-a-kind, monthly report from SFS tracking extra-regional influence in Latin America. VRIC stands for Venezuela, Russia, Iran, China where Venezuela represents the country itself, but als

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Situation Report: Central American Caravans

Situation Report: Central American Caravans

This Situation Report covers the recent crisis driven by mass migration from Central America through Mexico to the United States southwest border. The report details the route taken by the Central American caravans, focu

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Venezuela: more than a brutal regime it’s an evil revolution that must be stopped

Venezuela: more than a brutal regime it’s an evil revolution that must be stopped

The Venezuelan crisis has become the worst humanitarian crisis in the Western Hemisphere, with more than 3 million people fleeing the country in the last few years. As conditions in the country worsen, more Venezuelans a

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Hezbollah Crime-Terror Network Poses Big Concerns, Should Be Focus At Summit Of The Americas

Hezbollah Crime-Terror Network Poses Big Concerns, Should Be Focus At Summit Of The Americas

As world leaders from throughout the Western Hemisphere gather in Lima, Peru for the Summit of the Americas VIII on April 13th – 14th they should agree to target Hezbollah and dismantle their crime-terror emp

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The US and Colombia aren’t planning a military intervention in Venezuela, but is Maduro?

The US and Colombia aren’t planning a military intervention in Venezuela, but is Maduro?

In an op-ed piece for CNN in Español, Joseph Humire discusses the ongoing crisis in Venezuela. He asks, what if the strategic objective isn't to produce internal chaos, but to provoke an external conflict? What role d

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The Dragon and the Condor: Beyond China’s Economic Influence in the Americas

The Dragon and the Condor: Beyond China’s Economic Influence in the Americas

February 2018 • Issue 6 by Ricardo Neeb & Fernando Menéndez Mainstream analysis of China’s presence in Latin America almost exclusively concentrates on economics rather than politics, and often d

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Fighting crime, drugs, and terror

Fighting crime, drugs, and terror

In this Washington Times article, author J.D. Gordon details the plight of Attorney General Jeff Sessions to eliminate the threat of terrorist organizations endangering Americans. The fight was furthered this month

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