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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.

Brazil Finds More Than a Friend in Israel

The leaders of the two countries have made headlines recently for their budding friendship. But there’s more than a bromance driving their countries together.

Argentina, in Search of Another Economic Fix

With a global slowdown on the horizon, its tools for recovery are increasingly limited.

How Brazil Outgrew Mercosur

Years of dysfunction in the trade bloc are restricting Brazil’s global ambitions, and it needs a way out.

Tracing the Origins of Venezuela’s Crisis

The country’s current predicament was centuries in the making.

Mexico’s New President Can’t Avoid Old Problems

Regardless of his objectives, Lopez Obrador will find that he has to govern within certain parameters.

Colombia’s Fragile Stability

It’s better off than other countries in the region, but that’s not enough to cope with the challenges coming down the road.

Brazil’s New Leader Strives to Break Old Patterns

Jair Bolsonaro hopes to pull the country out of economic crisis and political scandal with ambitious reform initiatives. It won’t be easy.

The US Rivalry With China Gets Closer to Home

Beijing’s interest in the Caribbean and Central America has gotten Washington’s attention.

Why Brazil’s Election Won’t End Its Political Crisis

The results of the first-round vote confirm that the crisis is far from over.

Is Belarus Pulling Away From Russia?

Times are tough, so Minsk is considering its options.

Breaking Rank in South America

Countries are starting to insist on handling the Venezuelan crisis in their own way.

Argentina’s Latest Bust Cycle

This time the debt troubles should stay localized.