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Allison Fedirka

Allison Fedirka
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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.

Russia’s Play for Iraq’s Future

Moscow wants to influence Iraq’s reconstruction in pursuit of its own strategic imperatives.

The New US Strategy to Remove Maduro in Venezuela

The Venezuelan president is motivated now more than ever to accept a transition deal.

Brazil and France, at Loggerheads on Trade

How these two powerful economies could sink a trade deal between Mercosur and the EU.

What a Recession Would Mean for Brazil

The country’s recent economic figures aren’t inspiring much hope that it will return to high growth rates.

What We’re Reading: Stories of Evolution and War

Weekly reviews of what’s on our bookshelves.

Mexico’s New National Guard: What It Is, and What It Isn’t

Will the agency make any difference in crime rates?

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.