Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America
In recent years, significant attention has focused upon the Islamic Republic of Iran’s nuclear ambitions, and the threat they pose to the United States and the West. Far less well understood, however, has been the pheContinue reading
As NATO withers, whither NATO?
As world leaders gather for the NATO summit in Wales during the first week of September, they’ll need to do some collective soul-searching on the alliance’s future. NATO served its original purpose in preventing theContinue reading
Promoting Prosperity or Populism?
The establishment of the New Development Bank (NDB) announced at the recent summit of the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa) and the Contingent Reserve Agreement (CRA) to assist members facing financContinue reading
Is Ecuador Waging A Stealth War On America?
Without firing a shot, Ecuador’s populist President Rafael Correa appears to be waging a stealth war on America. In recent weeks the Justice Department revealed Quito’s whopping $6.4 million foreign government lobbyContinue reading
A Second Look at the China-Brazil Relationship
There are rumors that China’s President Xi Jinping requested the BRICS (Brazil, Russia, India, China, South Africa) summit this year in Fortaleza, Brazil be held in July so he could attend the World Cup final. AccordContinue reading
Chicago-style politics wreaks havoc from Washington to Quito
What would President Abraham Lincoln say? If it isn’t bad enough that four of the last seven former Illinois governors were jailed for assorted crimes of corruption, racketeering and bribery, now the Land of Lincoln haContinue reading
Joseph Humire on Security challenges
Joseph Humire joins other representatives from Colombia and Spain to discuss security as a challenge to freedom at the Cedice Libertad panel.Continue reading
The Hidden Costs of Doing Business in Mexico
China’s low-cost production of manufactured goods led to a sharp drop in global prices mainly benefiting developed countries and its demand for commodities benefited primary producers in the developing world. Some deContinue reading