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Summit of the Americas: Prospects and Possibilities

Tuesday, March 31, 2009

AS/COA hosted a panel discussion on April's Summit of the Americas in Trinidad and Tobago. White House Advisor for the Summit of the Americas Jeffrey Davidow and Permanent Representative of Chile to the UN Heraldo Muñoz talked about how the summit can move forward trade, energy, and economic policy while reinvigorating Washington's relationship with the hemisphere. ... Read More

Mexico and the United States: Neighbors, Partners, and Friends

Monday, March 23, 2009

On the eve of Secretary Hillary Clinton's trip to Mexico, an AS/COA panel examined bilateral approaches to solve security issues and overcome financial concerns. Mexican Ambassador to the U.S. Arturo Sarukhán and former U.S. Ambassador to Mexico Jim Jones participated. ... Read More

The Cuba Wars: Fidel Castro, the United States, and the Next Revolution

Thursday, February 26, 2009

At an AS/COA program, Cuba experts and the author of Cuba Wars, a new book by Dan Erikson, discussed the current state of U.S. policy toward the island nation and changes that could be expected in the near future. This discussion comes at a pivotal time, as leadership transitions have occurred in both countries. ... Read More

Venezuela Referendum: Public Opinion, Economic Impact, and Implications

Monday, February 9, 2009  |  Guillermo Zubillaga

On February 9, AS/COA organized a public panel to look at the February 15, 2009, referendum in Venezuela that abolished term limits for all elected officials. The discussion focused on public opinion trends ahead of the upcoming vote, economic implications, and the legitimacy of the referendum. ... Read More