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The Andean Region at a Crossroads: Economic, Political, and Security Prospects

Monday, June 2, 2008

With tensions running high between some Andean countries, AS/COA convened a roundtable on economic, political, and security issues affecting the region. The discussion included a keynote speech by Ecuador's Minister of the Government and Police Fernando Bustamante. ... Read More

Secretary General José Miguel Insulza on the OAS Role in the Western Hemisphere

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

In an AS/COA Online interview, OAS Secretary General José Miguel Insulza describes the role of the agency in negotiating recent border tensions between Ecuador and Colombia, autonomy and recall votes in Bolivia, and U.S.-Cuba relations. "[T]he OAS has to prove itself as the main forum for political dialogue in the Americas," said Insulza. ... Read More

U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab Warns of "Forces of Isolationism"

Wednesday, May 7, 2008  |  Jason Marczak

“Trade agreements are not gifts of the United States [to another country] but gifts that we give ourselves,” said U.S. Trade Representative Susan Schwab. In a period of economic uncertainty, trade is an important driver of re-energizing economic growth, she emphasized at the 2008 Washington Conference on the Americas. ... Read More

NAFTA Debate Mirage

Sunday, April 20, 2008  |  Washington Times

In an op-ed for the Washington Times, Shankar Singham—a partner with global law firm and COA member Squire Sanders & Dempsey, L.L.P. —warns against anti-free trade rhetoric utilized in current U.S. presidential campaigns. "Those political candidates who have hidden behind trade as the primary reason for economic anxiety are hiding voters from the truth of the new global economy," writes Singham. ... Read More