Paula Garcia Tufro

  • "The Future Looks Dark" as Maduro Begins Second Term in Venezuela

    As the Venezuelan economy continues to deteriorate, the international community needs to work towards “a situation in which conditions can improve in the country and Venezuelans will no longer have to leave their homeland,” according to Jason Marczak, the director of the Atlantic Council’s Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center. But, Marczak warned, “That is not going to be possible under a Maduro regime.”

    Nicolás Maduro was inaugurated as president of Venezuela for a second term on January 10, after elections that more than 50 countries around the world condemned as illegitimate. The United States, Canada, the European Union, and most of Latin America’s major economies have refused to recognize Maduro’s election and are undertaking a sustained external pressure campaign against the regime.


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  • At the G20, a Battle to Reaffirm the Value of a Multilateral System

    Despite the rise in populism and nationalism around the world, the G20 is as relevant today as it was at its inception. While imperfect, multilateralism continues to be the most effective way to find lasting solutions to critical global challenges.

    The G20’s response to the global financial crisis in 2008 is a testament to the impact members can have when they work together.

    As we look at key issues on the G20 agenda, trade, climate change, migration, sustainable development, and pandemics remain transnational issues that require global solutions.

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  • How Will the Outcome of the Midterms Affect Trump's Policy Options?

    Democrats captured the House of Representatives while Republicans strengthened their Senate majority in the US midterm elections on November 6.

    We asked our analysts what they believe are the policy implications of this outcome. Here’s what they had to say*:

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