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The U.S. Needs to Restructure Its Foreign Aid Strategy in the Northern Triangle

The U.S. needs to alter its association of vast amounts of money to commitment and success. Poverty eradication and robust economic partnerships with Latin America will not be achieved through money alone. 

Economics Latin America

El Salvador, Keep Up the Bitcoin Bonanza!

Instead of sticking with commodity production based on traditional currency, one country aims to reshape all transactions with this contemporary technology: El Salvador.

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Combating Chinese Aggression in the Indo-Pacific Requires a More Targeted Response from America and its Allies

Washington’s reliance on economic sanctions has garnered minimal benefits, which has prompted the Biden Administration to move away from coercive measures and instead engage diplomatically through AUKUS.

China Defense & Security Diplomacy & International Relations Economics

The U.S. Must Resurrect Multilateralism To Curb China’s Economic Rise

While it is undeniable that China’s economic rise poses security risks to the U.S. and undermines its national interests, the dangers of a Cold War mentality cannot be overstressed.

Economics Europe & Eurasia US

American Unicorns Should Bring Their Magic to Europe

Americans chase “unicorns,” or start-up companies with a valuation of over $1B USD bringing the magic to America’s economy.

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The EU Lacks a United and Truly Transatlantic China Strategy. It Doesn’t Need One.

“Who do I call if I want to call Europe?”

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Biden’s Maintenance of Trump’s Metal Tariffs is a Self-Defeating Retreat

Custom duties as aggressive as these have been tested numerous times throughout history. To date, there has not been a single country that has enjoyed sustainable economic growth as a result of increasing tariffs一and the 2018 tariffs are shaping out to be another example of a failed protectionist policy.

Economics Environment Human Rights Latin America Politics & Government

Lessons from Haiti’s 2010 Earthquake Shows Latin America is Haiti’s Greatest Asset

“In the unity of our nations rests the glorious future of our peoples”- Simón Bolívar

Economics globalization Human Rights Middle East & North Africa Politics & Government

Diversification of Lebanon’s Economy is the Path Toward Rebuilding the Country’s Broken Financial System

Lebanon’s precarious financial situation is no surprise to those that have paid attention to the government’s ineptitude, corruption, and constant sectarian strife for the last thirty years—but it was not inevitable.

Economics Human Rights Politics & Government

America’s Appetite for Avocados is Fueling the Spike in Mexican Cartel Violence

Mexico’s drug cartels are swiftly expanding to take advantage of American’s obsession for avocados, but boycotting the precious commodity is not the solution to fight organized crime.