Last week, Chilean President Michelle Bachelet gave a speech on the need for Chile to create a “post-copper economy.” In an email interview, Leonardo Letelier, the director of the Institute of Public Affairs at the University of Chile, discussed the impact of the commodities bust on Chile’s economy.
Five years after the killing of Osama bin Laden, the U.S. public seems to understand that the fight against terrorism is here to stay. The challenge for governments is to manage the threat without exacerbating it, or allowing terrorism to monopolize time and resources at the expense of other needs.
A bill recently introduced in Congress proposes getting rid of the Defense Department’s much-criticized Quadrennial Defense Review and replacing it with two other classified strategy documents. To an extent, criticisms of the QDR are warranted, but simply throwing it out may not be the best option.