Argentina Designates Hezbollah a Terrorist Group

August 13, 2019

In July 2019, Argentina designated Hezbollah a terrorist organization, accusing the Lebanese Shia group of deadly attacks against the Israeli Embassy and a Jewish community center in Buenos Aires in the 1990s.

Macri Walks on Thin Ice in Argentina

February 26, 2019

To receive further financial aid from the IMF, the Argentine government has to enforce drastic and unpopular measures ahead of the October elections. The International Monetary Fund recently approved the second review of Argentina’s three-year stand-by agreement. In doing so, $7.6 billion was...

How Argentina Can Rebuild Its Economy

August 17, 2016

Argentina’s economic reintegration to the world is helping the country attract the foreign capital that it needs to control inflation and encourage economic activity. When Mauricio Macri was inaugurated president of Argentina in December 2015, he announced that his biggest goal was to...

When Commodities Crash, Populists Suffer


July 13, 2016

State policy that prioritizes insulation from the world economy and redistribution of natural resource rents is a road to instability. A new wave of center-right political leadership in Argentina is systematically putting an end to 12 years of isolationist, leftist populism under Peronist...

Don’t Overlook Obama’s Visit to Argentina

April 02, 2016

Argentina is the only major player in Latin America with a forward looking agenda that offers hope to its people. In the crush of events that always weigh down a US president, and the daily eruptions of the 2016 election campaign, it would be a monumental mistake to underestimate the importance...

Can Argentina’s President-Elect Overcome the Obstacles to Reform?

November 30, 2015

Macri’s election will likely see a shift in Argentina’s foreign policy, notably changing relations with the US, Venezuela and potentially China. The election of Mauricio Macri, the candidate for the Cambiemos (Let’s Change) coalition, as president has been welcomed as a potential turning...

The World This Week: Thanksgiving, Climate Change and Argentina

November 28, 2015

Thanksgiving is a good time to remember that the vast majority of Americans migrated to the New World and that climate change is real. This week, Americans celebrated Thanksgiving. In a time-truncated society where people get a mere 15 days off and where distances are gargantuan, this national...

Make Sense of the Month: Radical Islam, Peace and Power

February 28, 2015

Unemployment, inequality and segregated ghettos create powerful breeding grounds for radicalism. Three developments were of particular importance in February. First, turmoil continued in the Middle East and Africa. Second, fighting in Ukraine ended in a ceasefire. Third, corruption took center...

The World This Week: Power is the Ultimate Aphrodisiac

February 27, 2015

Power is addictive whether it is Buenos Aires or London, and not many want to share it. Once upon a time, not a very long time ago, Argentina was the tenth richest economy in the world. A hundred years ago, the glorious Retiro railway station came into being. From 1871 to 1914, the Argentine...

The World This Week: Democracy is Messy

February 06, 2015

This week, three Latin American countries are under the spotlight. For years, countries in Latin America were ruled by military dictators. Finally, democracy is taking root. Now, these countries are facing the perpetual questions that every democracy has to confront. How does a democracy further...

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