Which Path for China in Latin America’s Development?
Politically and economically, Latin America is a continent divided in two, with one bloc of nations pursuing market-driven economic growth, free trade and regional integration based on economies of scale and another madeContinue reading
China Comes to the Caribbean
Since China’s emergence on the global scene the pursuit of its strategic goals has led to speculation, especially concerning how and why it exercises its growing financial and economic power. Its ability to promoContinue reading
The Trend of Chinese Investments in Latin America and the Caribbean
Recently Roberta Jacobson, Assistant Secretary of State for Western Hemisphere Affairs, declared that the U.S. does “not in any way see China as a threat.” Xinhua cited Ms. Jacobson’s comments at the Sixth ChinContinue reading
Freedom Is Not Free: How Should Think Tanks Address The National Security Question?
The unhindered movement of money, goods and people are essential aspects of economic freedom. These same freedoms, however, can be used for violent purposes by national or international aggressors. The same freedom thatContinue reading
Good Money After Bad
Venezuela’s President Nicolás Maduro recently returned from Beijing with a $5 billion line of credit from the China Development Bank (CDB). This comes at a very difficult time for Maduro, whose regime’s suppoContinue reading
Is the China-Latin American Fiesta Over?
The recent deceleration in China’s economic growth rate has sent waves of speculation among many commentators. Most recently, concern is being voiced that China’s slowdown will have a negative impact on Latin AmeriContinue reading
Egypt’s missing marker: Economic freedom
Much has been written about the Muslim Brotherhood’s disastrous influence in Egypt and the Obama administration’s unwise foreign-policy decisions throughout the Arab Spring, but both are merely byproducts of larContinue reading
Is a Security Tax a Good Investment for the Central American Private Sector?
A little over a month ago the Central American Integration System held a conference in Guatemala focused on regional security. At this conference, Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, made the controversial statemenContinue reading