Since March 2021, Haitian civil society has been working hard to develop innovative, local solutions to the country’s problems, including a blueprint for a Haitian-led transition that could well forge a new path for the country. For that plan to work, the changes will need to be profound and transformative, and the process of implementing them as inclusive and empowering, as possible.
Unless there is a course adjustment soon, all signs point to a catastrophic political and humanitarian crisis in Haiti.
Shifter: “The Summit will reflect that the political and diplomatic influence of the US has diminished substantially in the region”
On June 6 Michael Shifter, senior fellow of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by the Hopkins Podcast of Foreign Affairs about the IX Summit of the Americas held in Los Angeles. On top of the successes and shortcomings of the Summit, the conversation also covered the most recent developments of US foreign policy towards Latin America.
Michael Shifter, expresidente y senior fellow del Diálogo Interamericano, fue entrevistado por NTN24 sobre la Cumbre de las Américas y la política de la Administración Biden con respeto a la cumbre y a América Latina en general.
It’s time for President Biden to release a plan of action that will help solve the problems of the region and return the U.S. to the position of a respected and trusted partner throughout the Americas.
Chavez: “[The summit] should not be seen as a one-and-done event. It should be just seen as a starting point for action.”
The United States must embrace a policy of persistent high-level engagement. “I understand that Latin America cannot be our top priority, but it needs to be on the list.”
Hosting the Summit of the Americas in Los Angeles from June 6 to June 10 was supposed to be a golden opportunity for US President Joe Biden to forge closer ties with Latin America and the Caribbean.
Shifter: “En este momento no veo otro país con un interés tan fuerte y con una alianza tan profunda como la de Colombia y Estados Unidos”
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, habló con DW sobre la guerra en Ucrania y las posiciones de los países latinoamericanos sobre la invasión. Durante la entrevista se trataron temas como el potencial efecto de dicho conflicto para América Latina y el vinculo existente entre Estados Unidos y actores regionales.
Shannon: “[Putin] believes that the United States might have lost the stomach for a larger struggle against a determined enemy”
Ambassador Thomas Shannon, co-chair of the board of directors of the Inter-American dialogue, was interviewed on by StudioTulsa about his recent talk at the Tulsa Committee on Foreign Relations titled “Diplomacy in a Contested World: How to Keep the Peace and Advance American Prosperity in the 21st Century”. The discussion spanned topics from the Russian invasion of Ukraine to US foreign policy to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Michael Shifter, presidente del Diálogo Interamericano, conversó con Univisión sobre el conflicto bélico en Ucrania y las eventuales repercusiones que podría tener en América Latina.
Shifter: “We have seen the United States increasingly withdrawn from the region and a lot of attention being diverted elsewhere”
Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by CGTN about the relations between China and Latin American countries. The conversation covered a wide array of topics ranging from the recent bilateral meetings that Chinese President Xi Jinping held with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, as well as the stark contrast between Chinese and US influence in the Americas.
Julissa Reynoso, former chief of staff to the First Lady Jill Biden and former US Ambassador to Uruguay, was sworn in by US Vice President Kamala Harris as US Ambassador to Spain and Andorra on January 6, 2022.
The 9/11 attacks in New York and Washington, DC were a defining moment in history that forever changed the United States and the world. As we commemorate the tragic day and reflect on its impact after 20 years, we share the following article written by Michael Shifter on October 8, 2001.
The upcoming trip of Vice President Kamala Harris to Mexico and Guatemala will focus on a wide range of challenges, including corruption, violence, organized crime, lack of economic development, investment, job opportunities, and climate change. Our experts discuss the issues that are likely to be raised during this trip, possible points of contention, concerns around the rule of law and regional security, and the current and expected migration trends from Central America, among other topics.
On May 24, Michael Shifter, president of the Inter-American Dialogue, participated in a seminar organized by the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs at Syracuse University where the state of domestic and US foreign affairs was discussed.