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La economía política de la inserción internacional del Uruguay

José Raúl Perales
This report reviews three panels that discussed Uruguay on topics such as MERCOSUR, free trade with the United States and other countries, and the economic opportunity for Uruguay.

Cuba and its Neighbors: The Challenges of Change

José Raúl Perales
In the aftermath of Raúl Castro's rise to power, this conference examined the recent evolution of key areas of Cuba's international agenda - hemispheric relations, tourism, foreign investment and economy, energy, and security. Conference experts explained the challenges confronting Cuba as it seeks a better international economic and political insertion.

La Seguridad en el Caribe: Reformas y Cooperación Regional

Lilian Bobea, Hal P. Klepak, Johanna Mendelson Forman, Dirk Kruijt, and Jessica Byron
This publication purports to add to the recent years of dialogue regarding defense and security issues in the Caribbean. Bobea et al. present their analysis in the context of this diverse, complex, and dynamic region, shedding new light on the reforms of security and defense institutions and their future implications for the region.

Límites y desafíos de la agenda de seguridad hemisférica

Loreta Tellería and Rut Diamint
The goal of this publication is to contribute to the consolidation of democratic defense and promote regional integration towards a unified world. Topics include security and foreign policy in the Andes and the Americas, security setbacks and challenges, drug trafficking and hemispheric security, and new perspectives on drug trafficking in Bolivia.

Brasil en América del Sur: ¿liderazgo o hegemonía?

This bulletin presents a summary of a meeting held on November 27, 2007 in Buenos Aires, Argentina to discuss Brazil's changing role in South America. This publication is only available in Spanish.

Crime, Violence, and Security in the Caribbean

José Raúl Perales
Summary of an event held on October 30, 2007. A group of specialists and practitioners gathered to reflect on how crime and violence in the Caribbean have typically been addressed, and to discuss ways in which to devise and implement new approaches to problems of social cohesion, urban crime, and insecurity.

Aprendizaje entre vecinos: Fuentes de desacuerdo y perspectivas de cooperación entre los países andinos

Arlene B. Tickner
This bulletin summarizes a meeting held in the Bogotá, Colombia on May 3, 2007 which discussed the security crisis in the Andes and possibilities for its resolution.

Governance and Security in Haiti: Can the International Community Make a Difference?

Elizabeth Bryan, Cynthia J. Arnson, José Raúl Perales, and Johanna Mendelson Forman
This publication is a summary of a meeting held on January 9, 2007 to discuss the role of the international community in addressing Haiti’s governance, security, and development challenges.

Nuevos retos de la integración en América Latina y el Caribe

Rut Diamint, Carlos Romero, Edgardo Lander, Manuel Carbonell, Raul Benitez-Manaut, Socorro Ramírez, and Elsa Cardozo
Summary of a meeting held in the Caracas, Venezuela on May 7-8, 2007 to promote discussion about the challenges to regional integration.

Understanding Cuba

Elizabeth Bryan
This publication presents a summary of a meeting held in December of 2006 to discuss questions regarding the future leadership of Cuba and the possibility of reform following the Cuban government’s announcement in July 2006 that Fidel Castro had temporarily ceded power to his brother Raúl.

La Construcción de la Seguridad Democrática en el Caribe

Lilian Bobea
This bulletin presents a summary of a workshop held in the Dominican Republic on August 2, 2005 to discuss institutional reforms of security forces in the Caribbean.

Homeland Security and the Bilateral Relationship Between Argentina and the United States

This bulletin summarizes a meeting in September 2005 that discussed Argentina’s response to the United States’ new foreign policy agenda as well as the current state of bilateral counterterrorism cooperation.

Defining Brazil's Security Agenda: From Favelas to the United Nations

Luis Bitencourt
This publication presents a summary of two meetings in Brazil in May 2005 that were held to discuss public safety and the links between national and international security threats and to examine Brazil’s perspective on regional and global security issues.

La Seguridad Hemisférica: Perspectivos y Realidades

This bulletin presents a summary of a workshop held in Havana, Cuba on April 27-28, 2005 that discussed hemispheric security.

Reform of the United Nations Security Council and the Role of Latin America

This bulletin summarizes a public meeting in Washington, DC on April 18, 2005 which was held to discuss potential reforms to the United Nations Security Council and the implications for Latin America.

La agenda de seguridad en Centroamérica

Orlando J. Pérez
This publication provides a summary of a workshop held in San Salvador, El Salvador on July 14-15, 2005 that analyzed security and defense reforms and identified central themes in Central America's security agenda. (in Spanish)

TALLER DE REFLEXIÓN: Diplomacia Subregional: Cooperación y Seguridad en América del Sur

Melina Ginszparg
This publication summarizes a workshop held in Buenos Aires on June 6, 2005 to discuss creating a security community through the cooperation of public and private sectors. (in Spanish)

Diplomacia Subregional: Cooperación y Seguridad en América del Sur

Melina Ginszparg
This bulletin presents a summary of a session held in Buenos Aires in June 2005 in which Minister of Defense José B. Pampuro and other diplomats and officials discussed security sector reform in the Southern Cone and Mercosur. (in Spanish)

Gobernabilidad de la Seguridad en el Caribe

Lilian Bobea
This bulletin presents a summary of a conference held in the Dominican Republic on August 1, 2005, with President Leonel Fernández Reyna and Ambassador Juan Gabriel Valdés. (in Spanish)

Percepciones Hemisfericas sobre la Crisis Colombiana

Rut Diamint and Arlene B. Tickner
En este trabajo se presenta una reseña de una conferencia de octubre de 2004 que analizó cómo los países de la región interpretan la crisis colombiana en términos de su propia seguridad y de la seguridad hemisférica.

La seguridad hemisférica: Una mirada desde el sur de las Américas

Giselle Cohen and Rut Diamint
En este trabajo se presenta una reseña de una reunión en octubre de 2003 que buscó exponer las posiciones sobre la seguridad hemisférica de Argentina, Brasil y Chile, comparar los argumentos con expertos de Estados Unidos, México y Canadá, y plantear las prioridades de cada país hacia el futuro.

Whither Cuba? The Role of Religion

Margaret Crahan
This paper explores the role that religion plays in Cuban civil society and examines whether religions can facilitate change.

The Politics of Education Sector Reforms: Cross-National Comparisons

Robert Kaufman and Joan M. Nelson
This report summarizes findings on education sector reforms from case studies of reform efforts in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Venezuela.

The Politics of Health Sector Reforms: Cross-National Comparisons

Robert Kaufman and Joan M. Nelson
This bulletin summarizes findings on health sector reform from case studies on reform efforts during the 1990s in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Costa Rica, Mexico, and Peru.

Seguridad Hemisférica: Debates a Inicios del Siglo XXI

Raul Benitez-Manaut
Este trabajo provee un resumen del debate en una conferencia sobre el “concepto” de seguridad hemisférica en el seno de la Organización de Estados Americanos en octubre de 2003.

Controlling the Armed Forces in Democratic Transitions: Cases from Latin America

Narcís Serra
This paper explores civil-military relations during the transition to democracy and during the democratic consolidation stage.

Mexican Security and Defense Doctrines: From the 19th to the 21st Centuries

Raul Benitez-Manaut
This paper explores the role of the armed forces in Mexico from the 19th century through the 21st century and looks at issues of national security as obstacles to democratization.

Armies in Times of Peace: The Division of Labor Between Armed Forces and Police

Cristina Eguizábal
This publication examines the lack of a common definition of security and addresses the division of labor between the armed forces and the national police corps in small- and medium-sized countries.

Hemispheric Collective Security in the Post Cold War Era

Joseph Tulchin, Jesús M. Rodés, and Salvador Martí Puig
The papers in this work result from the seminar "New Security Issues in Latin America" in October 2001. They explore the challenges facing Latin America in the post-Cold War era and address the need for the U.S. to overcome the temptation of unilateralism.

A New Generation of Social Reforms

Clarissa Hardy
This publication reviews social reforms and the role of the state in social issues in the 1990s and addresses what policy reforms are still necessary.

Arms Control and Limitation in Latin America: An Elusive Goal

Francisco Rojas Aravena
This paper analyzes the main variables that affect the control of arms in Latin America.

Terrorism and the Triple Frontier

Heather Golding
This report summarizes a conference held in January 2002 to discuss the allegations that the "Triple Frontier" area supports criminal activities such as drug and arms trafficking and harbored the terrorists responsible for the Jewish Community Center bombing in Buenos Aires in 1994.

Challenges to Creating Community in the Americas

Heather Golding
This report summarizes a working group held on September 5, 2001 to examine the sources of insecurity in the Americas and how those sources lead to conflict.

Bridging the Conceptual Gap: Latin American Military Views of Democracy, Politics, and Policy

J. Samuel Fitch
This article evaluates military views in Latin America on what constitutes a democracy, the nature of politics, the nature of the policy process, and the implementation of policy.

U.S. Drug Certification and the Search for a Multilateral Alternative

Heather Golding
This bulletin summarizes a conference held on April 5, 2001 that discussed the utility of certification as a tool in the effort to reduce the flow of illegal narcotics and to evaluate the effect that drug certification has had on relations with other nations.

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