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Allison Fedirka

Allison Fedirka
Allison Fedirka is a senior analyst for Geopolitical Futures. In addition to writing analyses, she helps train new analysts, oversees the intellectual quality of analyst work and helps guide the forecasting process. Prior to joining Geopolitical Futures, Ms. Fedirka worked for Stratfor as a Latin America specialist and subsequently as the Latin America regional director. She lived in South America – primarily Argentina and Brazil – for more than seven years and, in addition to English, fluently speaks Spanish and Portuguese. Ms. Fedirka has a bachelor’s degree in Spanish and international studies from Washington University in St. Louis and a master’s degree in international relations and affairs from the University of Belgrano, Argentina. Her thesis was on Brazil and Angola and south-south cooperation.

Can Ethiopia Defy Its Own History?

When the country tries to function as a federation, it tends to suppress its people.

What the US-Mexico Migration Dispute Is Really About

Both countries want the same outcome, even if publicly it doesn’t appear that way.

In Mexico, a New Approach to Crime Produces the Same Old...

Mexico’s president has promised to improve security, but progress has been slow.

Brazil and Colombia: Responses to the Venezuelan Crisis

As countries that share borders with Venezuela, Colombia and Brazil are most vulnerable to the fallout from the crisis.

What We’re Reading: Perspectives on WWII and Colonialism

Weekly reviews of what’s on our bookshelves.

In Venezuela, the Opposition Tries Again to Oust Maduro

Opposition leaders have once again called on the public and military to take to the streets.

What Does It Mean to Be Indian?

As India goes to the polls, questions of governance and identity are at stake.

As Maduro Holds on to Power, the Opposition Loses Momentum

Many have underestimated the Venezuelan president’s staying power.

Brazil’s Chance to Lead

The crisis in Venezuela poses a national security threat, leaving Brazil little choice but to take action.

Cuba’s Shifting Geopolitics

The island’s role in the geopolitical system has evolved over time.

How Venezuela Aligned the Western Hemisphere

The U.S. finds itself aligned with the region. Can it capitalize on the opportunity?