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4 Reasons Elections Won't Fix Afghanistan

Apr 03, 2014
No matter how free, fair, credible, and legitimate the election ultimately is (or is not), Afghanistan has a long way to go before it becomes a more stable state. Here are four reasons why.

Latin American Program in the News: "Venezuela Outlook Q&A"

Mar 27, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about Venezuela's future.

Чи була революція: події 2004 і 2014 рр. у порівняльній перспективі

Mar 21, 2014
Тижнів за два тому одна з моїх колишніх студенток поцікавилась на ФБ: «Чи можна події 2014р. в Україні вважати революцією?» Я відповів, що швидше так ніж ні, але застеріг, що про революцію легше говорити не за фактом, а за наслідками. Якісь наслідки видно вже, якісь проявляться згодом, а тим часом варто уважніше поглянути на виразні ознаки революції і перевірити чи виявляють вони себе у теперішніх подіях і чи виявлялися вони у 2004 р.
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Turmoil in Venezuela: An Update

Mar 19, 2014
As civil unrest continues in Venezuela, we asked Latin American Program Director, Cindy Arnson, for an update on the sometimes violent situation. She provides insight into what’s happening, the government’s response, and whether or not the situation can be resolved any time soon.

A Restart of the Stunted Relations with the U.S.

Mar 19, 2014
Paulo Sotero, Director of the Brazil Institute, presents his views on the stunted relations between Brazil and the U.S.

Is the Worst Yet to Come?

Mar 13, 2014
It suddenly seems that Bangladesh may be on the verge of repeating an older version of its history, the attempt to create a one-party authoritarian state 40 years ago, writes William Milam.

Latin American Program in the News: "Otro ataque a la OEA"

Mar 12, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the relationship between Venezuela and the Organization of American States, including the response to the current crisis in Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

Latin American Program in the News: Legisladores de EE.UU. piden sanciones contra Venezuela

Mar 04, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson was quoted in this article by BBC Mundo on sanctions against Venezuela. This article is in Spanish.

Ukraine: Corruption Doesn’t Capture It

Feb 24, 2014
Since it became an independent state 23 years ago, Ukraine has been looted by its structure of government at all levels and those close to it. The word “corruption” is not adequate to present-day Ukraine, and in fact, distorts reality.

Latin American Program in the News: "Protests Against Venezuela's Government Escalate"

Feb 21, 2014
Cynthia J. Arnson, Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted in this article about the ongoing protests in Venezuela.

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