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  • The Ecuadorian Coup: Its Larger Meaning

    By Prof. James Petras | 09 October 2010 The abortive military-police coup in Ecuador, which took place on September 30, has raised numerous questions about the role of the US and its allies among the traditional oligarchy and the leftist social movements, Indian organizations and their political parties. While President Correa and all governments in Latin America,

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  • Brazil’s 2010 Election: Personality-Based Institutionalisation

    By Dr. Guy Burton | 09 October 2010   On the surface the result in Brazil’s presidential election was relatively predictable. Both the principal parties’ candidates, Dilma Rousseff of the Workers Party (PT) and the Brazilian Social Democratic Party’s (PSDB) José Serra made it through to the second round. This is the fifth time in a row

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  • Turkish Business Cowboys in the U.S.

    By Simay Özlü Diniz | 03 October 2010   Zafer Caglayan, the state minister for foreign trade of the Republic of Turkey, visited the United States with the ambition of improving Turkish-American economic cooperation and promote Turkey’s research and development incentives to the world. Beginning on July 17, Caglayan toured Texas, Illinois, Georgia, California and New York

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  • Indigneous Party Prospects in Peru

    By Dr. Guy Burton | 26 August 2010 The decision by Peru’s indigenous communities to form a political party ahead of next year’s presidential election poses a number of questions. These include the prospects of such a party in Peru specifically and the relationship between social movements and political parties more generally. The immediate reasons for

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  • A Puzzling Scenario? UNITAS Exercises in Peru

    By Dr. Guy Burton | 29 July 2010 Last weekend the UNITAS naval exercises between the US and several South American navies, including 1300 from Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Paraguay, Peru and Uruguay, and soldiers from Canada, came to an end. This regional event is designed to develop marine training and encourage regional cooperation. It has

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  • Nuking Westphalia: Obama’s Deep Convictions Point to War With Iran

    By Walter Russell Mead | 17 July 2010 In spite of what some conspiracy-minded critics on the right think, mainstream journalists like Time’s Joel Klein do not often agree with Fidel Castro.  That both Klein and Castro think the chances of war between the United States and Iran have increased recently is worth noting.  I happen to think they are

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  • Charting a known course in Colombia

    By Dr. Guy Burton | 24 June 2010 Sunday’s second round election saw Juan Manuel Santos beat his rival, Antanas Mockus of the Green Party, by 69% to 27.5%. His primary commitments echo those of his predecessor and associate Alvaro Uribe: taking a hardline approach against both the guerrilla movement, the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC),

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  • What the World Cup Means for Latin America

    By Dr. Guy Burton | 10 June 2010 For much of the past century Latin America has been characterised as Washington’s ‘backyard’. Economically and militarily, the region’s states have never been in a position to compete with the United States while the Cold War provided the backdrop against which governments largely opted for American patronage. The experience of those

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  • Honduras: the International Impact of Last Year’s Coup

    By Dr. Guy Burton | 10 May 2010 The opposition of several Latin American leaders against the attendance of the Honduran leader, Porfirio Lobo, at the upcoming EU-Latin America summit in Madrid later this month highlights the continuing fallout from the coup in Honduras last year. At the same time the contrasting stances of the Europeans and

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  • Obama’s National Security Strategy: Made at Princeton

    By Prof. Inderjeet Parmar** | 02 June 2010 President Obama’s National Security Strategy may echo that of his predecessor, George W. Bush, but it is also almost identical to that suggested by a large group of elite academics, military officials, businessmen, and former Clinton administration insiders brought together as the Princeton Project on National Security (PPNS) back

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  • Obama’s Foolish Settlements Ultimatum

    By Steven J. Rosen | 01 April 2010   U.S. President Barack Obama’s decision to confront Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Israeli construction activity in East Jerusalem has been greeted by a hail of praise, especially from people impatient to proceed with peace negotiations with the Palestinians. The belief seems to be that meeting this issue

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  • Obama’s New Bank Plan

    By Dr. Talat Ulussever | 01 April 2010     It is a well-known fact that financial markets, especially banks, are subject to more developed regulatory mechanisms than other sectors of the economy in order to safeguard the public’s savings, bring stability to the financial system, and prevent abuse of financial service customers. In fact, banks lie at

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