In this week’s podcast, Judah Grunstein and Peter Dörrie discuss the impact of El Niño on South America, Iran’s economy, a recent vote in Taiwan and upcoming elections in Uganda. For the report, CFR’s Miles Kahler talks about the increasing influence of emerging economies on the international stage.
With international sanctions lifted, Iran’s president, Hassan Rouhani, has predicted a quick economic recovery, by expanding trade and attracting foreign investment. But this strategy faces three major challenges that have frustrated previous Iranian presidents and could soon dampen Rouhani’s optimism.
Recent restrictions on the U.S. visa-waiver program say a lot about the U.S. preoccupation with terrorism over other policy interests, its inability to anticipate secondary effects of new policies, and its deep ambivalence about dual citizenship, with implications for the changes’ effectiveness.