Analysis

Joe Biden speaks at a rally during his campaign for the presidency

Biden’s Latin America Opportunity: Why the Western Hemisphere Is More Important Than Ever

As the Biden administration prepares to restore US leadership on the global stage, enhanced coordination with Latin America and the Caribbean on vital issues such as climate change, human rights, and a rules-based trading system beckons as a strategic opportunity. The president-elect, more than any recent occupant of the White House, is well placed to seize it.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Affairs

Joe Biden habla en un evento de 2019

Joe Biden, Friend of Latin America

When President Biden takes office in January, he will not approach Latin America with a blank checkbook or magic formulas for hemispheric comity and recovery, but he will offer his characteristic humanity, his belief in the region’s promise, and his administration’s steadfast engagement.

Michael Camilleri

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ La Nación

Carlos F. Chamorro entrevistando a Michael Shifter Video

Shifter: “Biden ganaría presidencia de Estados Unidos, pero el país está partido en dos”

Una eventual victoria del candidato demócrata Joe Biden en las elecciones del pasado tres de noviembre en Estados Unidos, plantearía un enorme desafío al tener que gobernar en un país dividido por el fenómeno político que representa Donald Trump. Aunque desde ya están previstas impugnaciones por parte del Partido Republicano, la tendencia del voto es una victoria para Biden. Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, analizó la situación en una entrevista para Confidencial.

Michael Shifter, Carlos F. Chamorro

Interviews ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Speakers at the Fourth Annual Latin America Energy Conference Video

Speakers discuss national oil company strategies, the energy transition, and US-Latam energy relations at the Dialogue’s annual energy conference

2020 has been a tumultuous year for Latin America’s energy sector. The global pandemic has led to a sharp decline in oil demand and prices even as clean energy investments accelerate. With presidential elections around the corner in the United States, the future of US energy diplomacy in the region is unclear. Industry executives, government officials, and corporate representatives convened to discuss the challenges and opportunities in today’s energy markets during the virtual Fourth Annual Energy Conference.

María José Rocha

Event Summaries ˙

Michael Shifter at the Inter-American Dialogue

Shifter: “Vamos hacia una intensificación de los nacionalismos”

Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Inter-Americano, habló con Carlos Morales Peña de Forbes Bolivia sobre la crisis desatada por el Covid-19, su efecto en el orden político y económico mundial, los posibles cambios en el proceso de globalización y el rol de China, entre otros. 

Michael Shifter, Carlos Morales Peña

Interviews ˙ ˙ Forbes Bolivia

Participantes en el evento Video

Las elecciones en Estados Unidos y su impacto en América Latina y el Caribe

El 2 de julio, FLACSO Ecuador y Chile organizaron un panel virtual sobre las elecciones en Estados Unidos y su impacto en América Latina y el Caribe con la participación de Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano. En su presentación, Shifter discutió las encuestas más recientes, el manejo de Trump de las tres crisis que el país está viviendo y las diferencias entre los dos candidatos con respecto a su política para América Latina.

Michael Shifter

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ FLACSO Chile

Tom Shannon Video

Strategic Thinking, Covid-19 and Globalization, and the Future of US Diplomacy

In an interview with Modern American Diplomacy, Ambassador Tom Shannon, Co-Chair of the Dialogue’s Board of Directors, discussed the significance of strategic thinking as it pertains to American diplomacy, challenges and revelations presented by Covid-19, and the future of the United States foreign service.

Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

Interviews ˙ ˙ Modern American Diplomacy

Marcelo Ebrard

Amid Covid-19, China Ups Its Game in Latin America

China has become an essential, reliable partner for Latin American nations, while the United States, under the Trump Adminstration, has alienated itself away from longtime regional partners.

Rebecca Bill Chavez, Paul Angelo

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ New York Times

Power lines in wetlands

Countering China through Infrastructure Investments

The US has introduced several measures to facilitate energy & infrastructure investment in Latin America. However, the impact will likely be constrained by the challenging investment environment in many Latin American countries, demonstrating the limitations for the US in competing with China’s centralized economic model.

Lisa Viscidi, Sarah Phillips

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Global Americans

Northern Triangle: The Origins of America's Migrant Crisis Video

Northern Triangle: The Origins of America’s Migrant Crisis

Great Decisions examines in the documentary “Northern Triangle: The Origins of America’s Migrant Crisis” the Western Hemisphere’s migration crisis and the fractured societies at the heart of it: Guatemala, Honduras, and El Salvador. Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, is one of the featured guests in this documentary. 

Michael Shifter, MacDara King

Interviews ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy Association

Foto de un globo que muestra las Américas

La migración y la democracia: exclusión y expulsión

La exclusión y la expulsión son los resultados de estructuras estatales dañadas, afectadas por muchos países en condiciones estatales fallidas, así como la ausencia de consenso o polarización social y política sobre el tipo de sujeto político que conforma la sociedad moderna.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Confidencial

Video

Global Conversations: American Foreign Policy in an Age of Uncertainty

Ambassador Thomas A. Shannon, co-chair of the Inter-American Dialogue’s board of directors, shares his perspective on current foreign policy challenges and opportunities, the Trump administration’s understanding of the world, and its approach to promoting US interests in this event hosted by Global Minnesota.

Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

Event Summaries ˙ ˙ Global Minnesota

Video

Shifter: “The Embarrassing Amateurism of Trump’s Foreign Policy Team”

Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed for Background Briefing with Ian Masters, where he discussed the Trump administration’s foreign policy towards Venezuela during this crisis and how their militarist thinking is not the best course of action.

Michael Shifter

Podcasts ˙ ˙ Background Briefing