Analysis

Exiles are Keeping the Faith

Why do Haitians leave their homeland? How do their leaders interact with government and civic institutions in their new localities?

Marifeli Pérez-Stable

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ The Miami Herald

Obama & the Haitian Earthquake

When Haiti was struck by a devastating earthquake, the administration of U.S. President Barack Obama quickly absorbed the depth of the tragedy and necessity of a robust U.S. response. Unless the U.S. adopts a proactive role, Haiti’s fragmented political landscape threatens to deteriorate into a political vacuum that will compound the current crisis.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ FOCAL Point

The Politics Of Disaster Relief

After a 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck Haiti, the aftershock reached China in ways that few anticipated.The earthquake forced Chinese leaders to navigate the tricky politics of disaster relief.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Jamestown Foundation

International Community, Haitians Must Work Together

The worldwide outpouring of support for Haitians from governments and ordinary citizens has been extraordinary. But this heroic phase of the emergency response is drawing to a close.

¿Estirando la seguridad nacional para hablar de educación?, Peter D. Bell

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Des Moines Register

New Bipartisanship Over Haiti is Promising

The sudden U.S. presidential unity on Haiti is promising, because Haiti has long been the subject of bitter partisan bickering in Washington.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Des Moines Register

In Rebuilding Haiti, Improving Education Must Be a Priority

Haiti is not only the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere, it is also the least educated. Roughly half the population is illiterate. Only two-thirds of children who begin primary school complete it.

Jeffrey Puryear

˙ Latin America Advisor

The Earthquake’s Impact on Remittances

The earthquake in Haiti has exacerbated an existing distress during the international recession and increased uncertainty of what to do and how to help.

Manuel Orozco

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ América Economía

The Ghosts of Port-au-Prince

Even before a massive earthquake transformed much of the capital city of Port-au-Prince into rubble, Haitians were already bound together by the shared trauma of collective memory.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy

Haiti’s Faint Signs of Progress Take a Vicious Blow

Since achieving independence in 1804 to become the world’s first free black state, Haiti has been beset by turbulent, often violent, politics and a gradual but seemingly unstoppable slide from austerity to poverty to misery.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ CNN

Earthquake Exposes Haiti’s Silent Crisis

Haiti represents one of the most complex and deeply rooted challenges facing U.S. foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere: a failing state on the doorstep of the world’s most powerful nation.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Sphere

Haiti: Real Progress, Real Fragility

Haiti: Real Progress, Real Fragility

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.

Peter Hakim, Joe Clark, Daniel P. Erikson, Peter D. Bell, Carlo Dade

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