Analysis

Member in the News: Brian O’Neill

On Dec. 14, Dialogue Board member Brian O’Neill was appointed as executive vice president and COO of the Inter-American Development Bank. He will assume his new position on January 1, 2019.

Brian O’Neill

˙ Inter-American Development Bank

Member in the News: Tom Shannon

Venerated U.S. Ambassador Thomas Shannon retired in February 2018 after an almost 35-year career at the State Department.

Thomas A. Shannon, Jr.

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ Washington Diplomat

Foreign Policy in the Era of Populism: Trump’s America and Bolsonaro’s Brazil

According to Stephen Walt, professor of international affairs at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government, the past three decades of US foreign policy have led to unnecessary wars, tragic death and failed diplomacy. Walt shares his insights with Jane Wales, World Affairs CEO, about how to reorient US foreign policy and…

Peter Hakim

Interviews ˙ ˙ World Affairs Council

Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Energy Advisor 2018

by Erik Brand, Publisher The Latin America Advisor’s editorial team has produced more than 50 editions of the weekly Energy Advisor this year for subscribers at many of the world’s most respected companies, as well as leading universities and government agencies on four continents. I am delighted to share ten…

Energy Advisor ˙

31st Meeting of the Working Group on Latin America

On December 7, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue’s Working Group on Latin America met for its 31st session. Dating back to 2001, the group is one of the longest-running and most successful initiatives at the Dialogue. It brings together a select group of political, academic, and civil society leaders from across…

Irene Estefanía González

Event Summaries ˙

CSIS Video

What Will AMLO and Bolsonaro Do To Energy Markets?

New leaders in Mexico and Brazil may mean big changes to their respective energy sectors. Lisa Viscidi tells Richard Miles of CSIS that a Mexican delay on offshore bidding could have a major impact, but that Brazil is likely to maintain the status quo. Venezuela could take years to recover production once it emerges from its current crisis, given the massive investment required to reverse declining oil output.

Lisa Viscidi, Richard Miles

Interviews ˙ ˙ Center for Strategic & International Studies

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Panama earlier this month following the G-20 Summit. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Panamanian youths greeted him at Tocumen International Airport. // Photo: Panamanian Government.

Are Ties With China Paying off for Latin America?

What costs will Latin American countries face in exchange for China’s support, and what are China’s main goals in extending its influence in the region?

Ricardo Barrios, Jorge Heine, Andrea M. Ewart, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

The Dialogue Celebrates Its Co-Chairs

On December 12, 2018, the Inter-American Dialogue hosted a special reception to celebrate our outgoing co-chairs, Ambassador Carla A. Hills and President Ernesto Zedillo. 

Event Summaries ˙

USMCA and Latin American Energy Diplomacy Under a New US Congress

November’s midterm elections altered the balance of power in Washington, and the new Democratic majority in the House of Representatives, which will mean new chairs on key committees, will play an important role in shaping US energy diplomacy and energy markets in the Western Hemisphere. At an event co-hosted by the Inter-American Dialogue and the Institute of the Americas, panelists discussed how the new Congress will approach key issues affecting energy within the context of Latin America’s evolving role in US trade and foreign policy.

Nate Graham, Chris Kambhu

Event Summaries ˙

Editor’s Picks: Top Content from the Latin America Advisor 2018

The Latin America Advisor’s editorial team has produced more than 300 editions of the publication this year for subscribers at many of the world’s most respected companies, as well as leading universities and government agencies on four continents. We’re delighted to share a dozen issues our team felt covered especially important developments during 2018, a remarkable year for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Erik Brand

Latin America Advisor ˙