Regions in focus
Since the turn of the century, reforms in Brazil have lifted nearly thirty million citizens out of poverty and targeted social inequality. A champion of regional growth and an influential actor in world politics, Brazil’s future is tied to continued efforts to revitalize its economy and its role on the global stage.
The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center’s Caribbean Initiative seeks to accelerate the region’s strategic importance as a key partner for the United States. Announced in September 2020, this initiative brings increased recognition to the importance of the Caribbean amid vast hemispheric and global challenges. Establishment of the Caribbean program comes at an historic, defining moment for the region as it battles the effects of the global COVID-19 pandemic.
Colombia and the United States have consolidated a close and mutually-beneficial partnership over the past twenty years. Plan Colombia, a bipartisan foreign policy success, laid the foundation for a strategic alliance that has widened to include sustainable development, trade, hemispheric security, and human rights. Today, Colombia is positioning itself as a leader in the region and the world.
Mexico is one of the United States’ top trading partners. The relationship is special. Although ties between the two countries are solid, our partnership today faces important challenges, including rapidly changing political landscapes, shifting economic winds, shared security threats, and a migration crisis extending from Central America.
An unprecedented wave of irregular migration has brought renewed US and international attention to Central America. Rampant corruption, violence, and lack of economic opportunities have forced thousands to flee in search of a better future. As a new political landscape emerges in the region, the challenge remains: improving the living conditions for citizens. US support is critical to address that challenge.
Once a thriving democracy, Venezuela today is in one of its darkest times in history. Years of economic mismanagement, cronyism, and democratic erosion, further fueled by hyperinflation, power cuts, and shortages of food and medicine, have triggered a humanitarian and migration crisis with reverberations across Latin America and beyond. A peaceful democratic transition will remain as the top priority – and the first step – toward a more prosperous future for Venezuelans and the hemisphere.
COVID-19 in Latin America
Highlight: Energy in the Americas
A new energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere
The Western Hemisphere is full of potential and we have the opportunity to galvanize it into an energy powerhouse. This new US energy strategy for the Western Hemisphere will help raise the global competitiveness of the hemisphere, advance its shared prosperity, and improve national and energy security as a result.
360/StratComDec 7, 2022
The White House’s new deputy cyber director: Tech’s challenges are society’s challenges
By Nick Fouriezos
Camille Stewart Gloster, the inaugural deputy national cyber director for technology and ecosystem security, spoke at the DFRLab's 360/StratCom about her newly created office's ambitious agenda to address a wide scope of cyber challenges.
ReportDec 7, 2022
Improving tax policy in Latin America and the Caribbean: A balancing act
By Felipe Larraín B., Pepe Zhang
This publication outlines evidence-based actions to boost tax revenues, reduce deficits, and encourage robust, fair, and equitable economic development.
SouthAsiaSourceDec 6, 2022
A reframed engagement with Afghanistan
By Annie Pforzheimer
Some form of engagement is important to ensure that Afghanistan’s people are not forgotten and can sustainably recover from the economic shocks of drought, COVID-19, and lost international assistance associated with the NATO presence.
SouthAsiaSourceDec 6, 2022
Top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship
By South Asia Center
The top ten takeaways from the 2022 Conference on the Future of the US-Pakistan Relationship, hosted in in partnership with the Engro Corporation, the University of Lahore, and the Johns Hopkins University School of Advanced International Studies.
New AtlanticistDec 5, 2022
The US and EU need a sturdier structure to resolve their trade squabbles
By Clete R. Willems
Monday’s TTC ministerial meeting did not make major progress on sensitive climate and digital issues. The council needs to evolve now to solve the toughest disputes.
Issue BriefDec 5, 2022
Health attaches are the missing link in global diplomacy
By Dr. Edmond Fernandes
Given the globalized nature of the modern world, with frequent travel and people living outside their home countries for extended periods for a variety of reasons, standardizing a healthcare liaison from one’s home government would be a crucial step in internationalizing public health diplomacy.
New AtlanticistDec 5, 2022
Can the US and Africa usher in a new era for globalization?
By Katherine Walla
US Trade Representative Katherine Tai discussed the future of US-Africa trade with the African Continental Free Trade Area’s secretary-general, Wamkele Mene, at an exclusive Atlantic Council event.
ReportDec 5, 2022
Taiwan: The key to containing China in the Indo-Pacific
By John B. Barranco
2021-2022 Senior Marine Corps Fellow John Barranco considers the role of the US-Taiwanese relationship in deterring Chinese aggression and ways in which the United States can strengthen this relationship.
2023 Global Energy Forum
The 2023 Forum will have a special focus on the challenge of managing energy security priorities and decarbonization efforts in tandem, including the continuing impact of the crisis in Ukraine on the energy transition.