With Currency Swap, Argentina Becomes Dependent on China

By The Editors

Earlier this month, Argentina received the fourth installment of an $11 billion currency swap agreement with China. In an email interview, Eduardo Daniel Oviedo, professor of political science at the National University of Rosario in Argentina, discussed Argentina’s relations with China.

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India Visit Successful, but Will Obama Follow Through?

By Nikolas Gvosdev
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U.S. President Barack Obama’s just-concluded trip to New Delhi and his meetings with Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi showed that both leaders are interested in getting the relationship right. The question is whether Obama will now be able to turn a successful visit into sustained engagement. more

Global Insights

Bond With Modi Helps Obama’s India Visit Exceed Expectations

By Richard Weitz
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Though Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit to the United States last year yielded few concrete results, it created a personal rapport between him and U.S. President Barack Obama. This week, that bond helped the two overcome obstacles in the bilateral relationship to achieve progress in important areas. more

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Missing From Latin America’s Green Energy Policies: Cooperation

By The Editors
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Leaders from across the Caribbean are meeting in Washington this week for the first-ever Caribbean Energy Summit, hosted by U.S. Vice President Joe Biden. In an email interview, Johanna Mendelson Forman, founder of the Latin American and Caribbean Council on Renewable Energy, discussed renewable energy in Latin America. more

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In State of the Union, Obama Should Not Forget Asia

By Richard Weitz
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What little time U.S. President Barack Obama devotes to foreign policy issues in tonight’s State of the Union speech will probably focus on the Middle East, Russia and Cuba. While these are important, Obama’s ability to leave behind a major foreign policy legacy is probably greatest in the Asia-Pacific region. more