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[OP-ED]: Trump: For the love of Putin

 07/18/2017 - 11:46
Perhaps Trump just admires Putin as a leader. Perhaps he has bought into his senior adviser Steve Bannon’s worldview in which Russia is not an ideological foe but a cultural friend, a white Christian country battling swarthy Muslims. EFE 

The latest revelations about Russia and Donald Trump’s campaign are useful because they might help unravel the mystery that has always been at the center of this story. Why has Trump had such a rosy attitude toward Russia and Vladimir Putin? It is such an unusual position for Trump that it begs for some kind of explanation.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:37am

[OP-ED]: Trump: por el amor hacia Putin

 07/18/2017 - 11:44
Tal vez Trump simplemente admire a Putin como líder. Capaz ha aceptado la opinión del mundo de su asesor principal, Steve Bannon, que consiste en que Rusia no es un enemigo ideológico sino un amigo cultural, un país cristiano blanco que lucha contra musulmanes morenos. EFE 

Las últimas revelaciones sobre Rusia y la campaña de Donald Trump son útiles dado que tal vez ayuden a develar el misterio que siempre ha estado en el centro de esta historia. ¿Por qué razón Trump ha sostenido una actitud optimista hacia Rusia y Vladimir Putin? Resulta una postura tan inusual de Trump que se agudiza la necesidad de encontrar algún tipo de explicación.

Tuesday, July 18, 2017 - 11:37am

[OP-ED]: On North Korea, hope is not a strategy

 07/11/2017 - 15:46
Kim Jong Un is a young man but has been highly effective at preserving his authority. He has secured the support of the military and sidelined or killed anyone who threatened his grip on power -- including his uncle and, allegedly, his half-brother. EFE

In Washington, there is a conventional wisdom on North Korea that spans both parties and much of elite opinion. It goes roughly like this: North Korea is the world’s most bizarre country, run by a crackpot dictator with a strange haircut. He is unpredictable and irrational and cannot be negotiated with. Eventually this weird and cruel regime will collapse. Meanwhile, the only solution is more and more pressure. But what if the conventional wisdom is wrong?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 3:30pm

[OP-ED]: En Corea del Norte, la esperanza no es una estrategia

 07/11/2017 - 15:43
Kim Jong Un es un hombre joven pero ha sido altamente efectivo preservando su autoridad. Ha asegurado el apoyo de los militares y ha rechazado o matado a cualquiera que amenazó su control en el poder; incluyendo su tío y supuestamente, su medio hermano. EFE

En Washington hay una sabiduría convencional sobre Corea del Norte que alcanza a ambos partidos y a la mayoría de la opinión de las élites. Esto sería más o menos así: Corea del Norte es el país más extraño del mundo, gobernado por un dictador excéntrico con un raro corte de pelo. Él es impredecible e irracional y no se puede negociar con esta persona. A la larga, este régimen extraño y cruel colapsará. Mientras tanto, la única solución es más y más presión. Pero ¿Qué sucede si la sabiduría convencional se equivoca?

Tuesday, July 11, 2017 - 3:30pm

Washington's Priority in Latin America: Ending Drug Trade

 06/16/2017 - 06:30
US Vice President Mike Pence shakes hands with Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez (L) during the opening of the Conference on Prosperity and Security in Central America in Miami, Florida, United States, 15 June 2017. EFE/Giorgio Viera

US Vice President Mike Pence and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met with the presidents of Guatemala and Honduras and the vice president of El Salvador within the framework of the economic and security conference on Central America being held in Miami. The Alliance for Prosperity in the Northern Triangle was created in 2014 by the US, Honduras, Guatemala and El Salvador due to the wave of US arrivals of undocumented and unaccompanied Central American minors. 

Friday, June 16, 2017 - 6:15am
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