As the United States presidential campaign intensifies, Latin America only arises in discussions on immigration and the drug war. The region is politically important but serious foreign policy engagement is limited.
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The newly-formed Pacific Alliance bloc seems more like a political club to counterbalance the Atlantic-facing, Brazil-led Mercosur group. However, the bloc accounts for 30% of India’s trade with Latin America. Can India engage the group so it is not left out from their Asia focus?
After the 'lost decade' of the 1980s, traditional political organizations failed to fill the inequality gap in Latin America; the time was ripe for populists. In Venezuela the populist wave has been inextricably linked to Hugo Chavez, who appealed to the disenfranchised poor with a longing for economic change.
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In the last few months, South Asia has gone from being just a global security headache, to a region with new possibilities. Teresita C. Schaffer, former US ambassador to Sri Lanka, and Howard Schaffer, former US ambassador to Pakistan and Bangladesh, discuss the major challenges that confront the US in South Asia.
he forthcoming Review Conference is how to build on previous momentum and convert political will to concrete actions in those three areas: