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Allies Puzzled, A Few Panic, Over Trump

"Foreign governments are used to the game of chess that happens in Washington every four years. Though many diplomats and heads of state have political preferences, they're usually content to celebrate whomever moves into 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. That's because the world of foreign affairs along Embassy Row in Washington, D.C. runs on century-long alliances, treaties, and predictability.

It's a formula that Donald Trump is threatening to disrupt.

Infographic | Mexican Public Opinion on U.S. Elections

U.S. – Latin America Relations: Perspectives From the Diplomatic Corps

Prior to President Obama’s historic trip to Latin America, key members of the US diplomatic corps met at the Wilson Center to share perspectives on regional relations with special focus on Argentina, Brazil, Chile, and Uruguay. 

U.S. presidential primaries: Who’s speaking in favour of trade?

On March 7, former Canadian Deputy Prime Minister and CEO of the Business Council of Canada John Manley visited the Wilson Center's Canada Institute to weigh in on the state of Canada- U.S. relations. From this discussion, Mr. Manley wrote an opinion piece where he provides analysis on why there are so few voices countering the anti-trade rhetoric from several U.S. presidential campaigns.