Tag: Energy

Different Means, Same Ends

Oil production in Colombia is a popular topic these days. Domestic production levels are at an all time high, and Colombian state-owned oil behemoth Ecopetrol is considering selling…

Broad Regional Integration or a Case-by-Case Basis?

The AQ blog recently published an excellent article analyzing the effectiveness and utility of broad, multinational coalitions in the Americas: This is not to call for unilateralism or a…

China’s Shopping Sprees Head South: Forget “Howdy,” Now It’s Ni Hao

This piece first appeared here on ‘China Calling,’ the blog from Newsweek’s Beijing bureau on Wednesday, March 4, 2009. Let’s hope China’s top diplomats have frequent flier accounts….

Iran’s Involvement in Latin America

Tensions between the United States and Iran may soon spill over from the Middle East into Latin America. On a recent 5-day trip to Iran in December 2008,…

Challenges Ahead for Paraguay’s New President

On 15 August Paraguay welcomed the first president who was not a member of the Colorado party in 61 years with the swearing in of 57 year-old former…

The Viability of the Current Kirchner Administration

When Cristina Fernández de Kirchner replaced her husband on 10 December 2007 as president of Argentina, she inherited a relatively favorable position in Argentine politics. On the heels…