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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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Turning the Tables: How Brazil Defeated an ISIS Threat

Turning the Tables: How Brazil Defeated an ISIS Threat

September 2017 • Issue 5 by Leonardo Coutinho For several decades, Brazil has been criticized for serving as a haven for Islamist extremists in South America. Foz da Iguaçu, a southwestern Brazilian ci

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Checking Iran’s Gambit: A Review of Canada’s Policy Toward the Islamic Republic

Checking Iran’s Gambit: A Review of Canada’s Policy Toward the Islamic Republic

May 2017 • Issue 4 This Dispatch provides an overview of Iran’s activities in Canada, including those of its proxy group Hezbollah, that led to Canada’s firm response in 2012. In detailing the steps taken b

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Suriname: The New Paradigm of a Criminalized State

Suriname: The New Paradigm of a Criminalized State

March 2017 • Issue 3 by Douglas Farah and Kathryn Babineau Paramaribo, Suriname—An isolated country on the Caribbean coast of South America, Suriname, has long been identified as an ideal “transit zone

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Russia in Our Blind Spot: Using Intelligence Networks in South America to Infiltrate the United States

Russia in Our Blind Spot: Using Intelligence Networks in South America to Infiltrate the United States

January 2017 • Issue 2 Russia, like the Soviet Union before it, is a source of expansion and aggression in Crimea, Ukraine, the Baltic states, Syria, and in cyberspace. These are regrettably only the visible si

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From Crisis to Response: Assessing Canada’s Fast-Track Refugee Policy

From Crisis to Response: Assessing Canada’s Fast-Track Refugee Policy

March 2016 • Issue 1 Canada’s policy to admit 25,000 Syrian refugees by February 29, 2016, and another 25,000 by December 31, 2016, has been the cause of both fanfare and contention. While Prime Minister Jus

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