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The Best Role for Kiev Provisional Government? Exiting.

May 21, 2014
Somewhere between the federal principles espoused by the provisional government and the demand for regional sovereignty displayed in the Donetsk and Luhansk referendums lies a middle ground that may resolve this crisis, writes Will Pomeranz.

Latin American Program in the News: "Experta explica cuál es la clave del éxito en el diálogo del oficialismo y MUD en Venezuela"

May 21, 2014
In this interview on NTN24's La Tarde, Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson explains the key to success in the dialogue between the Venezuelan government and the opposition. This video is in Spanish.

It's Time for the U.S. to Reset Relations with India

May 19, 2014
The outcome of India's national election — a resounding triumph for the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party — has put the United States in an awkward position.

Afghan Elections Result in Runoff

May 15, 2014
Michael Kugelman speaks to DW English about the upcoming runoff election in Afghanistan.
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Beyond the Current Crisis: The Big Picture in Venezuela

May 08, 2014
Demonstrators in Venezuela blame President Nicolás Maduro for "mismanaging" the economy of the oil-rich country and have said they will continue protesting until he resigns. But problems such as lack of security, high crime rates, and frustration with the country's poor economic situation did not begin when Maduro took office. In this edition of CONTEXT, Margarita López Maya looks at the big picture in Venezuela. How did it get to this point and what will it take to solve problems that have persisted for many years?

The Hard Times in the Life of Odessa

May 05, 2014
The turmoil that has encompassed Ukraine in the recent months has not left the city of Odessa unscathed. This usually calm and relaxed city is now tense as it has not been in decades. The Odessites who would usually prefer talking weather, art, sports are now all suffocating in endless political debates. City dwellers are divided; there is plenty of blame that goes around. The city, that has praised itself for tolerance (despite some ugly events in the past, like anti-Jewish riots in early XX century, for example), can not live up to that status as of right now.

Важкі часи для Одеси

May 05, 2014
Хаос, який охопив Україну в останні місяці, зачепив і Одесу. В цьому зазвичай спокійному і розслабленому місті тепер з’явилася напруга, якої вже не відчувалося багато десятиліть. Одесити, які люблять говорити про погоду, мистецтво та спорт, зараз розпочали нескінченні політичні дебати. Думки міських жителів розійшлися; вони шукають, хто винний в тому, що сталося. Місто, яке завжди славилося толерантністю (незважаючи на деякі трагічні події минулого, наприклад, єврейські погроми на початку ХХ століття), зараз не впізнати.

Latin American Program in the News: "Crimen organizado en América Latina se sustenta en las estructuras del estado y es un negocio en expansión"

May 02, 2014
Latin American Program Global Fellow Juan Carlos Garzón is quoted in this article, which draws upon his article "The Rebellion of Criminal Networks: Organized Crime in Latin America and the Dynamics of Change," which was published by the Wilson Center. This article is in Spanish.

Directions for Brazil-United States Relations

Apr 29, 2014
A summary of testimony given by Paulo Sotero, director of the Brazil Institute, at a public hearing on Directions for Brazil-United States Relations before the Federal Senate of Brazil.

The Reasons for Destabilization in the Southern and Eastern Regions of Ukraine

Apr 29, 2014
The current situation in the Southern and Eastern regions of Ukraine is approaching the “red level of threat” to the political and humanitarian security not only in the country, but also in the whole Eastern Europe. Low level of manageability of the political administration infrastructure, insufficient level of support from the Western partners, unprecedentedly high level of Russian aggression against Ukraine and a range of basic internal destabilization factors hamper the possibility to promptly resolve the existing collision.

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