Iran’s Strategic Penetration of Latin America

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 phe

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As NATO withers, whither NATO?

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 the

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Promoting Prosperity or Populism?

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 financ

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Is Ecuador Waging A Stealth War On America?

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 lobby

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A Second Look at the China-Brazil Relationship

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. Accord

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Chicago-style politics wreaks havoc from Washington to Quito

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 ha

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Joseph Humire on Security challenges

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.

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The Hidden Costs of Doing Business in Mexico

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 de

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