Wed, Sep 18, 2019

The promise and peril of Ukraine’s borders

Many Ukrainians work abroad, and Ukraine’s western regions feel the labor shortage most acutely.

UkraineAlert by Ruslan Minich

Economy & Business Migration

Thu, Sep 12, 2019

Russia’s intervention in Venezuela: What’s at stake?

Venezuela is suffering one of the world’s worst humanitarian crisis in recent memory, Russia has become a key actor that has provided a lifeline of support to Maduro and his cronies. Today, Russia’s efforts to prop up Nicolás Maduro have been a relatively low-cost, but high-reward strategy for Moscow to sow further instability in the United States' own hemisphere.

Report by John E. Herbst and Jason Marczak

Democratic Transitions Economic Sanctions

Wed, Aug 7, 2019

Spotlight: President Bukele’s first six months

As Bukele continues to settle into office, what policies from his proposed Plan Cuscatlán should his administration prioritize?

Issue Brief by María Eugenia Brizuela de Ávila and Domingo Sadurní

Elections Latin America

Fri, Jun 7, 2019

Infographic: Costs of a five percent Mexico tariff on US consumers

On June 10, without a deal, the United States will place a 5 percent tariff on all Mexican products, with the potential to escalate by 5 percent each month until October, reaching a potential maximum of 25 percent. The US tariffs, levied in response to President Trump’s demand that Mexico stop all migration, would have […]

Article by Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center

Americas Economy & Business

Mon, Apr 8, 2019

Global challenges of security and migration

A Conversation with Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs, and Citizenship On April 8, the Future Europe Initiative hosted Mr. Dimitris Avramopoulos, European Commissioner for Migration, Home Affairs and Citizenship at a public event to share the Commission’s perspective and his personal insights on topics such as migration and terrorism in Europe […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Europe & Eurasia European Union

Tue, Apr 2, 2019

Conference call: US foreign assistance and the future of the Northern Triangle

On April 2, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center of the Atlantic Council held a rapid-reaction conference call following the announcement of President Donald J. Trump’s decision to cut aid to Guatemala, El Salvador, and Honduras, in an attempt to curb Central American migration to the United States. The State Department is now working to […]

Program Impact Story by Atlantic Council

Latin America Migration

Thu, Feb 21, 2019

The Putin exodus: The new Russian brain drain

Human capital is fleeing Russia. Since President Vladimir Putin’s ascent to the presidency, between 1.6 and 2 million Russians – out of a total population of 145 million – have left for Western democracies.

Report by John E. Herbst, Sergei Erofeev

Corruption Germany

Tue, Jan 15, 2019

Reforming US’ high-skilled guestworker program

The H-1B visa program is one of more than twenty US guest worker programs, but it has arguably been in the spotlight more than any other. While the H1-B was originally intended to attract foreign workers to satisfy unmet demand for skilled labor, the current system undercuts opportunities for US workers and enables the exploitation […]

Report by Ron Hira and Bharath Gopalaswamy

Economy & Business India

Thu, Aug 8, 2019

One way to ease Ukraine’s labor shortage

Ukraine can create the conditions where both refugees and asylum seekers can provide for themselves.

UkraineAlert by Svitlana Butenko, Stuart Linder, and Valeriia Mykhalko

Inclusive Growth Migration

Thu, Oct 4, 2018

Notes for understanding African migration

This article appeared originally in French in the current print edition of the magazine Pouvoirs d’Afrique. This past summer, one could not help but wonder as the leaders of Europe and Africa, in separate meetings, seemed to talk past one another as they sought to deal with what has become one of the most significant—if […]

AfricaSource by J. Peter Pham

Africa English