COHA Articles / Reports

 Publications at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs (COHA)

•  On James Bond and Latina Criminals." Opinion. Council on Hemispheric Affairs. March 31, 2015.
•  "Brazil's Weapons Industry." Research. Council on Hemispheric Affairs. March 20, 2015.
•  "More Pragmatic, Less Ideological: Bringing the U.S. and Bolivia together?" Research. Council on Hemispheric Affairs. March 4, 2015.
•  "Worst Case Scenario: The Criminal Use of Drones." With Cameron McKibben. Commentary. Council on Hemispheric Affairs. February 2, 2015.
• "Lift Off: Drone Usage In Latin America Takes Flight." Report. Council on Hemispheric Affairs. January 12, 2015.

• "Food Wars in Latin America." Research. Council on Hemispheric Affairs. September 8, 2014.
•"Book Review: The Gulf and Latin America: An Assessment of Expectations and Challenges." Book Review. August 5, 2014.
• "Geosecurity 101: Washington and Moscow's Military Bases in Latin America." Report. May 6, 2014.
• "Book Review- Future States: From International to Global Political Order." Book Review. March 20. 2014.
• "Brazil Upgrades its Sao Paulo Carrier. Research. January 31, 2014.
• "January 27, 2014: A Date with Destiny for Peru and Chile." Research. January 24, 2014.
• "Drones in Latin America." Report. January 13, 2014.

• "Peru on Probation when it comes to protecting Dolphins and Sharks." Report. November 13, 2013

• "Weapons Diplomacy: Russian Defense Minister skips Venezuela during Latin American Tour." (With COHA Research Associate Ian Kowalski). November 11, 2013

•"Remembering October 25: The Thirtieth Anniversary of the U.S. Intervention in Grenada (and the Lebanon Bombings)." (With COHA Research Associate Thomas Abbot). October 25, 2013

•  "Opinion: Latin America puts forward a mixed picture on the use of Drones in the region." October 8, 2013
          (Spanish Version) "Latinoamerica tiene una estrategia variada sobre el uso de drones." Octubre 10, 2013

• "La Tierra de lo Bizarro: El Cartel del Golfo Ayuda a Damnificados de Tamaulipas." September 30, 2013

• "Lula and the Cesare Battisti Affair in the Context of Rome-Latin America Relations"
May 23, 2013
•  "Brazil's Foreign Policy: Putting the B in BRICS:
(co-authored with Amandha Lopes)
April 25, 2013

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• "The BRICS Summit in South Africa: A Setting for a Shootout Between BRICS Foreign Policy Makers"
March 26, 2013
•  "The Falklands/Malvinas Referendum - The Islanders' Voice is Far from Trivial"
March 7, 2013
• "Venezuela's Foreign Policy without Chavez: Is this the end of ALBA?"
March 5, 2013
"Hugo Chavez and his Recondite Connection with Peru's Fujimori Dictatorship"
January 7, 2013

•"Violent Threads: From Routine Murder to High Fashion"
December 16, 2012
• "E-Freedom of Speech in Bolivia"
November 9, 2012
• "The Rise of the Latino E-Politician"
October 2, 2012
• "Latin America: Water Politics, Coups and James Bond"
June 15, 2012
• "Commentary: Peru finds itself Snared in the Falklands/Malvinas Dispute"
April 30, 2012
• "China vs. Taiwan: Battle for Influence in the Caribbean"
March 13, 2012
•"Peru: Shining Path’s Last Major Leader, Artemio, has been Captured"
March 1, 2012
•"The Internet in Brazil: E-Progress and E-Censorship in Latin America’s Poster Child"
January 12, 2012

• "The Internet and Latin America: The Rise of the Virtual World and Emerging Cyber Security Issues"
December 23, 2011
• "The Mottled Relationship: Iran and Latin America – A Brief Overview"
September 27, 2011
• "Analysis: Latin America and the Zombie Factor"
September 13, 2011
• "Endgame for Brazil's role in MINUSTAH?"
August 29, 2011
• "The Paraguayan People’s Army (EPP) – A New Insurgent Group with an Old Time Political Ideology?"
July 22,2011
• "Costa Rica: An Army-less Nation in a Problem-Prone Region"
June 2, 2011
"Una sugerencia al Presidente Hugo Chávez – Reevalue sus Alianzas"
March 11, 2011
"A suggestion to President Hugo Chavez – Reevaluate Your Alliances"
March 7, 2011
"Arms Sales, Especially by Russia and China, Continue to Penetrate Latin America"
February 21, 2011

• "Latin America and State Recognition: Palestine, the Caucasus, Kosovo, and Taiwan"
December 13, 2010

"Peacekeeping and Military Operations by Latin American Militaries: Between Being a Good Samaritan and Servicing the National Interest"
January 22, 2010
"The Dirty Little Secret: Nuclear Security Issues in Latin America and the Caribbean"
January 6, 2010

"South America and its Likelihood of a Season of Splendid Little Wars: An Analysis of Arms Races and Regional Geopolitics"
October 8, 2009
 • "The U.S. Military’s Presence in the Greater Caribbean Basin: More a Matter of Trade Strategy and Ideology than Drugs"
September 23, 2009
"Embraer: Brazilian Military Industry Becoming a Global Arms Merchant?"
September 1, 2009
"Separating Fact from Fiction: An Analysis of Venezuela’s Military Power"
May 13, 2009
"Netherlands Antilles’ Break Up Continues as Its Geopolitical Importance Mounts"
April 7, 2009
"Bolivia’s Evo Morales’ European Tour 2009: Russia Flies the Flag Over Latin America and Everyone’s A Winner… Mostly"
March 19, 2009
"Venezuela’s New Constitutional Reform 2009: If Not Chávez, then Whom? PSUV May Not Survive if Chávez Loses the Presidency"
February 10, 2009

"UNASUR – Death before Life? Disagreements over Leadership as National Agendas Divide South America, Dashing Argentina’s UNASUR Prospects"
December 16, 2008
"Honor, Shame and Duty: The Reality of Argentina’s Tattered Armed Forces Today"
December 2, 2008
• "Russian President Dmitry Medvedev to Embark on a Highly Revealing Latin American Journey Sure to Give Washington Heartburn"
November 19, 2008
"Bolivia’s Military: It’s a Difficult Life, but Certainly There Is No Sign of a Pending "Military Coup
November 5, 2008
"The South American Defense Council, UNASUR, the Latin American Military and the Region’s Political Process"
October 1, 2008
"Venezuela’s Military in the Hugo Chávez Era"
September 18, 2008
• "Space Technology Comes to Latin America: Part of the Hemisphere’s Road to Autonomy"
September 10, 2008
"The Brazilian Military is Back, As It Fleshes Out its Weaponry and Strategies"
September 9, 2008
"Tiny Panama Roars"
March 1, 2008
"Paradise at risk: Environmental and Nuclear Issues Bedevil the Caribbean"
February 27, 2008
• "All is Not Well in Georgetown: Guyana’s Emerging Hemispheric Role"
January 23, 2008

"Containment in Their Shanty Towns is not a Solution: Constructive Engagement and not a Face-off between Gangs and New Jamaican Prime Minister is Needed"
December 12, 2007
"Pluralism Bursts into Western Hemisphere"
November 16, 2007
"Lula wants his Yellow Submarine"
October 26, 2007
"Entre La Espada y La Pared: As Venezuela’s Desire to Join MERCOSUR Diminishes, Hugo Chávez Flirts with a Pro-Free Trade CAN"
October 2, 2007
• "The Oil Race is On: China Signs Multi-Billion Dollar Oil Contract with Venezuela, But India Also Wants Latin American Oil"
September 17, 2007
"India: The Relatively Quiet But Growing Presence of a New Asian Powerhouse in the Western Hemisphere, Particularly Brazil"
September 10, 2007
• "COHA Backgrounder on U.S.-Paraguay Relations: Why Paraguay Matters"
August 17, 2007
"Chile’s Aggressive Military Arm Purchases are Ruffling the Region, Alarming in particular Peru, Bolivia and Argentina"
August 7, 2007
"Hispaniola: The Caribbean’s New Big Leaguers in the Drug Trafficking Trade"
July 10, 2007
"The Colombian Civil War: Uribe Now In Washington In A Move That May Make Or Break His Presidency"
June 7, 2007
"Mexico’s Drug War: A Society at Risk – Soldiers versus Narco-Soldiers"
May 22, 2007
"Memorandum to the Press: Venezuela’s Security Factors and Foreign Policy Goals"
May 2, 2007
"Mother Russia Likes What She Sees in Cuba"
May 1, 2007
"The Government and the Drug Lords: Who Rules Mexico?"
April 10, 2007
"The Russian Arms Merchant Raps on Latin America’s Door"
March 20, 2007
"Russia Returns to Latin America"
February 14, 2007

"Uruguay: Keeping the Military in Check"
November 20, 2006
"Washington Looks to Cement its Military Presence in Central America by Emphasizing its Ties to Honduras"
November 16, 2006
"The Grounds for Bolivia’s New Military Bases"
October 18, 2006
"Hoping for the Best: Austria to host EU-LAC Summit"
May 11, 2006
"Gradual Resurgence of France as a Strategic Presence in Latin America and the Caribbean"
May 3, 2006
"Peru Elections: The Military Issue"
March 9, 2006
"General Eduardo Aldunate: Chile’s Problematic Gift to Haiti Who Could Turn Out to be President-Elect Bachelet’s First Foreign Policy Change"
January 18, 2006
"The Next Domino? Ollanta Humala, Presente!"
January 4, 2006

"The Peru-Chile Arms Race: Current Ramifications of a Bitter History"
September 15, 2005

"Wednesday’s Suriname Election: No Small Matter"
May 24, 2005

"Checkmate by Default: Insulza wins OAS Race Because He is the Sole Candidate" that Remains
May 2, 2005

"Bolton and Negroponte Nominations & the OAS Stand-off"
April 12, 2005

"Hemispheric Checkmate: Chile’s Insulza Likely to Become the Next OAS Secretary" General
April 8, 2005

"The Race Heats Up: Candidates for OAS Secretary-General are Announced"
December 14,2004
"Next Leader of the Organization of American States Still an Open Question"
December 8, 2004
"An Unjust Attack on Nicaraguan President Enrique Bolanos"
November 18, 2004
"Who Will be the Next Leader of the Organization of American States?"
October 29, 2004
"Change of the Guard at the Organization of American States"
September 23, 2004