Economics and Globalization News

The Foreign Policy Essay: Could Energy Sanctions on Russia Work?

May 05, 2014
Former Fellow Jeff Colgan who has written extensively on energy issues, offers his thoughts on why sanctions on Russia are not likely to work in checking Russian intervention.

Latin American Program in the News: Corporate Earnings Take Latin American Hit

Apr 27, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson is quoted in this article about the devaluation of currency in Latin America and its impact on American companies in the region.

New Formula for Foreign Aid Provides New Hope for Success

Apr 10, 2014
Traditionally, U.S. foreign aid has relied heavily on government funded initiatives. But new models built around public-private partnerships are providing hope for better results. A National Conversation discussion focused on this emerging activity and also included a keynote address from USAID Administrator, Rajiv Shah.

Latin American Program in the News: "Analyst urges broader look at Amazon oil resources' local impacts"

Mar 24, 2014
This article discusses the Latin American Program event "Oil Sparks in the Amazon: Local Conflicts, Indigenous Populations, and Natural Resources."

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.

Latin American Program in the News: The Pan-American Post News Briefing

Mar 19, 2014
The March 19, 2014 edition of the Pan-American Post News Briefing references the Latin American Program's publication “The Political Economy of Progressive Tax Reform in Chile" and Chile's possible track to enact its most significant tax reform in decades.

The Past, Present, and Future of US Trade Agreements

Mar 17, 2014
Senior Scholar William Krist discusses his new book, Globalization and America’s Trade Agreements, a valuable primer on trade policy.

Latin American Program in the News: Guerrilla Leader's Rise To Power In El Salvador Not Expected To Alter Relations With U.S.

Mar 14, 2014
Latin American Program Director Cynthia J. Arnson comments on the relationship between El Salvador and the U.S. in this article about the new El Salvadoran President and the alterations to U.S.-Salvadoran relations that his ascension may cause.

How Sanctions May Affect Russia's Moves in Ukraine

Mar 08, 2014
"If we seek to freeze the assets of Russian companies, if we seek to block their ability to import or export, the Russians have already made it clear that they will respond in kind and they may even respond disproportionately as they have in the past, and that's going to hurt American companies," Matthew Rojansky said on NPR's "All Things Considered."

Latin American Program in the News: La desigualdad puede ralentizar el desarrollo económico de América Latina

Feb 25, 2014
El País discusses Latin American Program's "Social Gains in the Balance: A Challenge for Fiscal Policy in Latin America and the Caribbean" event.This article is in Spanish.