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China Is Winning Latin America’s Support During Pandemic (From RealClearWorld) Between the incoherent response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States, and the Trump administration’s ambivalent foreign policy in the region, signs point to the coronavirus as an opportunity for China to further deepen its ties with Latin American [Read More...]
The Pandemic and Populism’s Ravages In Latin America (From Forbes) It has been noted that countries with authoritarian or semi-authoritarian leadership are more likely to become COVID-19 hotspots for longer amounts of time than their liberal-democratic counterparts. The same pattern rings true in Latin America: Authoritarian leadership is one of [Read More...]
Resisting Russian and Chinese Influence, Post-Lockdown Italy Stands by NATO (From RealClearDefense) The coronavirus has precipitated border shutdowns and scapegoating between countries, but it has not done much to erode the sturdy foundations of international alliances. Even with the U.S. pulling away from the WHO, its NATO partnerships, for now, remain cohesive. [Read More...]
Sanctions on Venezuela Right Now Will Backfire (From RealClearWorld) On March 31, the U.S. government indicted Venezuela’s authoritarian president, Nicolás Maduro, on drug trafficking and money laundering charges while ignoring calls from the international community to suspend its sanctions regime during the pandemic. The White House has previously made [Read More...]
Sanctions Won’t Bust Russia-Venezuela Relationship (From RealClearWorld) Washington recently issued new sanctions against the Venezuelan state airline, CONVIASA, and Russia’s state oil company, Rosneft, in the hope of severing some of Venezuela’s ties to Russia as one of the authoritarian Maduro government’s major financial supporters and political [Read More...]
U.S. Indifference Has Helped China Gain A Foothold In Brazil (From RealClearDefense) Even without the recent drift in Venezuela, it should be obvious Washington needs to pay closer attention to security concerns in Central and South America. The Trump administration’s focus elsewhere (the Middle East, East Asia) has helped China to gain [Read More...]
Why Italy Is Pivotal To U.S. Strategy In The Mediterranean (From Real Clear Defense) As founding members of NATO, the United States and Italy have enjoyed a productive security relationship since the end of World War Two. But in recent years, the post-Cold War strategic status quo in the Mediterranean has been eroded by [Read More...]
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