The World in 2018

Dec. 15, 2017 The dysfunction that will characterize the year has a decade’s worth of momentum behind it.

Argentina Powers Ahead With Economic Reforms


Oct. 2, 2017 Subsidies and price controls may soon be a thing of the past.

US Power: A Finite Resource


Aug. 14, 2017 With a number of issues at its doorstep, the U.S. may have to prioritize some interests over others.

In Venezuela, the Government Faces Dual Opposition


Aug. 9, 2017 Factions of the military and civil society are teaming up to challenge the president.

If Venezuela Were Stable


Aug. 2, 2017 Even a crisis as fraught as Venezuela’s will eventually pass. But what happens then?

South America: Divided, not Conquered

July 27, 2017 Geography prevents any one nation from dominating the continent.

The Collateral Damage of Corruption in Brazil


July 14, 2017 The Brazilian case shows that these cases can have a spillover effect.

The Future of the Venezuelan Crisis


May 16, 2017 The government’s options for surviving this year are dwindling.

South America’s Strategic Value to Mexico

April 27, 2017 Mexico prioritizes relationships with South American countries that help support its livelihood and mitigate external threats.

Venezuela’s Breaking Point


April 3, 2017 Forces are converging to push the Nicolás Maduro government to the brink.

The Periphery’s Role in Geopolitics


March 29, 2017 We explain how South America and sub-Saharan Africa fit into the GPF model.

Brazil Says Goodbye to São Paulo


Feb. 22, 2017 The South American country decommissions its only aircraft carrier.