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Globalizing the Energy Revolution: How to Really Win the Clean-Energy Race

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I co-authored an article on innovation in clean-energy technology in Foreign Affairs with my CFR colleagues.

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Brazil as an Emerging Power: The View from the United States

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The United States has always seen Brazil as a significant regional powerhouse, but its perceived importance has risen in the last decade. Due to Brazil’s economic strength, its hemispheric leadership, and its growing geostrategic role through multilateral international forums, it has become a vital player in both regional and global politics across numerous dimensions. While US recognition of Brazil’s political and economic emergence brought the question of how Washington should manage relations with Brasilia to the fore, the ability to translate this new awareness into concrete bilateral policies and partnerships remains difficult. Whether the US and Brazil will be willing and able to form a ‘special relationship’ remains unclear.

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Latin American Integration efforts: will they succeed this time?

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With the formation of ALBA, Unasur, IIRSA, and many others, Latin American nations are pushing towards a new era of economic, political, and social integration. But how innovative are these...

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A New Direction in Latin America

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This opinion piece I wrote for the Washington Post lays out many of the findings and recommendations of the Council on Foreign Relations sponsored Independent Task Force on U.S.-Latin America...

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Engage the region, Don't ignore it

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The Task Force report co-chairs, Charlene Barshefsky and General James T. Hill, published an editorial yesterday in the Miami Herald. It lays out the main themes of the report, in...

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U.S.-Latin America Relations: A New Direction for a New Reality

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After taking a 3 plus month maternity hiatus, I am back and will be posting regularly again. To kick things off, here is a link to a new Independent Task...

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Visiting Brazil - the energy issue

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Energy is not just an important domestic policy issue in Brazil, but has also been a key element of its foreign policy. While Brazil has an admirable mix of energy...

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Visiting Brazil

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I’ve been in Rio de Janeiro these last two days. The police presence in this city is impressive, as the city and state government prepare for the Pan American games...

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Mexico's Oportunidades comes to New York

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Last week Mayor Michael Bloomberg traveled to Mexico City, Tepoztlan, and Toluca to view their premier anti-poverty program, named Oportunidades. Bloomberg is launching a similar conditional cash-transfer system in New...

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Welcoming Latin America's New Left

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Over the last eighteen months Presidential elections occurred in twelve Latin American countries. While Hugo Chavez and his anti-American tirades grab most of the headlines, these elections actually show the...

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