Anti-Dollar Alliance: Russia, China & Ecuador Advance Against the Global Dominance of the U.S. Dollar
SFS Policy Report No. 2 -- Anti-Dollar Alliance: Russia, China & Ecuador advance against the global dominance of the U.S. dollar addresses an emerging global alliance that is working to undermine the international mContinue reading
China Should Look to the “Pacific Pumas”
The world has grown accustomed to a booming China for so long that the latest signs of a weakened economy are causing serious concerns. One area of particular concern is global financial and foreign exchange markets. OnContinue reading
Is It Time to Rebalance China’s Latin American Portfolio?
China’s Prime Minister Li Keqiang recently told delegates at the National People’s Congress the country’s economy would grow at about 7 percent this year. The projection reflects a slowdown as China works to consolContinue reading
Troubling truths about Castro’s Cuba
Canadians love Cuba. We travel there in droves. We enjoy their beaches, their cigars and the historic sites and sounds of Havana. Some Canadians even revel in the lack of Americans at Cuban resorts, and laud our abilityContinue reading
Subcommittee Hearing: The President’s New Cuba Policy and U.S. National Security
Fernando Menéndez Senior Fellow, Center for a Secure Free Society Committee on Foreign Affairs: Subcommittee on the Western Hemisphere February 26, 2015 “The President’s New Cuba Policy and U.S. National SecuContinue reading
Opinion: Will Gitmo become a terror base?
In the sleepy town of Manta, along Ecuador’s remote Pacific Coast, business is good. For narco-terrorists, that is. Ironically, just six years ago, it was the U.S.-Ecuador joint hub of counter-narcotic operations, resContinue reading
Joseph Humire: Losing Argentina – Outlook for U.S. National Security
SFS Executive Director Joseph Humire presented "Losing Argentina- Outlook for U.S. National Security" at the Center for Security Policy's National Security Group Lunch on Capitol Hill on Thursday, February 19, 2015Continue reading
Ukraine Can’t Prosper While It’s Still Corrupt
My recent visits to Ukraine, other countries formerly in the Soviet sphere, and their neighbors have convinced me that Kiev presides over a nation in terrible shape, at least compared to its former comrades. InfrastructContinue reading