- The Doorstep: The U.S. & Latin America under Joe Biden with the Wilson Center's Cynthia Arnson
What will a Biden administration mean for Latin America? In this week's "Doorstep," hosts Tatiana Serafin and Nikolas Gvosdev are joined by the Wilson Center's Cynthia Arnson to speak about how events unfolding in Latin American will affect U.S. demographics and politics in 2021 and beyond. With climate change as a centerpiece of his foreign policy agenda, how will Biden approach Brazil? How will his polices differ from Trump when it comes to Venezuela, Cuba, and Central America? How are youth movements in Latin America influencing and inspiring protests happening across the U.S.?
- The Living Legacy of WWI: Forgotten Aspects of the Western Hemisphere & WWI, with Richard Millett
"Unknown to the rest of America, we had one regiment of Puerto Ricans in Puerto Rico which was totally integrated. The rest of the military was segregated, and the Puerto Rican regiment was integrated." Military historian Richard Millett discusses some surprising and neglected aspects of the Hispanic experience in World War I, along with the war's impact on the United States' relationship with its Latin American allies.
- Women's Rights are Human Rights: Global Challenges to Reproductive Health
How will the Trump presidency affect women's rights, not only in the U.S. but around the world? Will the Sustainable Development Goals really succeed in improving women's health and reducing gender inequalities? Emotions run high on these issues. How can we find common ground? Don't miss this important discussion.
- Brazil as an Emerging Environmental Donor
Under the banner of solidarity diplomacy, Brazil is spreading its homegrown development innovations, including biofuel technologies.
- Global Ethics Corner: A Force for Good or Evil? Google Maps and Border Wars
Border disputes have been around for thousands of years, but in the age of Google Maps, they are taking on another dimension. Does Google bear any responsibility if a conflict arises because of borders it has drawn? Or should we all realize that these maps are just for "entertainment"?
- Obama's Tricky Trip to El Salvador
Coming into office, Obama seemed to be in tune with Latin America in terms of economic policy, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership negotiations indicate an about-face.
- Las Presidentas
A new era in Latin America or status quo in another form? While female politicians' success in Latin American elections is laudable, this trend does not necessarily herald either the end of machismo or a new dawn for women's liberation in the region.
- Obama's Grade on Trade: B
Beyond the uncertain fate of trade agreements left over from the Bush years, President Obama has yet to implement the promises for trade reform he made on the campaign trail.
- The Means of Reproduction: Sex, Power, and the Future of the World
Michelle Goldberg exposes the global war on women's reproductive rights and its disastrous and unreported consequences for the future of global development.
- Remittances Are No Free Lunch
Remittances from migrants and foreign workers have skyrocketed in recent years as technological advances have made it easier to wire mom and dad a few bucks. While a lot of money is changing hands, it's unclear whether the effect of remittances in the recipient country is a net positive or negative.
- Rubberband Humanitarianism [Abstract]
Bruce Nichols explores the way in which the concept of humanitarian aid has been stretched beyond recognition for political ends.
- Confronting Revolution in Nicaragua: U.S. and Canadian Responses (Case Study #7)
From 1977 to 1989, the period of the Carter and Reagan administrations, Canada did not support the U.S.-backed Contra rebels; their policy rested on differing views about human rights and their place in foreign policy.