Global Governance News

Media, M.D.

Nov 12, 2014
“The increased media spotlight could affect the government's approach to funding, research, and communication about prevention [of diseases]-- shifts that could potentially impact thousands of lives annually,” writes David Rejeski.

OAS Roundtable to Discuss Contribution of Academics to the Design of Public Policies on International Relations

Nov 05, 2014
Cynthia Arnson Director of the Latin American Program moderated a panel discussion at the 62nd Policy Roundtable of the Organization of American States. The discussion focused on recommendations drawn from the book by Public Policy Scholar Abraham F. Lowenthal and Mariano E. Bertucci on the dynamics between academics and public policy makers in the area of international relations.

Why Sending Weapons to Ukraine Would be a Terrible Idea for the US

Oct 27, 2014
"The Ukraine Freedom Support Act grants permission to send Ukraine a variety of weapons, ammunition, and specialized equipment to fill gaps in its current military’s capabilities. But it completely misunderstands what Ukraine needs. And if the US goes down this road, it will be sleepwalking into a proxy conflict with Russia," writes Michael Kofman.

Mexico's Involvement in UN Peacekeeping Operations

Oct 21, 2014
“Peña Nieto’s decision is neither unprecedented, nor does it assume commitments that had not been previously undertaken during the signing of the United Nations Charter in 1945.” Check out our latest infographic about Mexico's participation in UN peacekeeping operations.

Mexico in Peacekeeping Operations: A Late and Controversial Decision - The Expert Take

Oct 20, 2014
In a recent intervention at the general debate of the United Nations' General Assembly, President Peña Nieto unveiled a decision that had long been awaited by scholars working on Mexican foreign policy. In a cautious manner...he announced that Mexico would now participate in the United Nations' Peacekeeping Operations.

El Guatemalteco Eduardo Stein promete enderezar el “desmadre” en la OEA si llega a secretario general

Oct 19, 2014
This article highlights key points of The Honorable Eduardo Stein Barillas' discussion on the future of the OAS at the Latin American Program event "The OAS Leadership Transition." This article is in Spanish.

ONU-UN SI PER IL VENEZUELA E UN NO PER LA TURCHIA

Oct 16, 2014
Eric Olson, Associate Director of the Latin American Program, is quoted on Venezuela’s new position on the U.N. Security Council. This article is in Italian.

¿Cambiará Venezuela el balance de poder entre EE.UU. y Rusia en el Consejo de Seguridad?

Oct 16, 2014
Director of the Latin American Program Cynthia Arnson is quoted on Venezuela’s new position on the U.N. Security Council. This article is in Spanish.

Venezuela secures seat on U.N. Security Council; fireworks likely to ensue

Oct 16, 2014
In this article about Venezuela securing a seat on the U.N. Security Council, quotes Latin America Program Associate Director Eric Olson.

Analyzing ‘Operation Inherent Resolve’

Oct 16, 2014
"Washington has finally named its latest military operation in the Middle East. The choice–'Operation Inherent Resolve'–has both a loneliness and a longness about it, and even a sadness. It also stands in stark contrast to the more optimistic names of the past three U.S. wars in the Middle East and south Asia," writes Robin Wright.

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