Daniel P. Erikson, previously Managing Director at Blue Star Strategies, LLC has been sworn in as Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense (DASD) for Western Hemisphere Affairs.
Which countries are likely to be the hotspots in Latin America and the Caribbean in 2020?
Daniel P. Erikson, former Director of Caribbean Programs and Senior Associate for US Policy at the Inter-American Dialogue, testified before the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on the subject of “Haiti on the Brink: Assessing US Policy Toward a Country in Crisis.”
What does Haiti’s new prime minister bring to the job?
The U.S. State Department in early October expelled 15 Cuban diplomats in protest of what it said was Cuba’s failure to protect American envoys in Havana from a series of mysterious attacks that caused hearing loss and other ailments. What do the decisions to expel and withdraw diplomatic staff indicate about the future of U.S.-Cuban relations?
Haitian President René Préval says that his country no longer deserves its “failed state” stigma, and he is right. Haiti’s recent progress is real and profound, but it is jeopardized by continued institutional dysfunction, including the government’s inexperience in working with Parliament.