In her most recent article, Natalia Valencia writes about the recent announcement of Colombia joining NATO as a ‘global partner’ and what this means for a region that has become wary of not just U.S. hard power and policy toward Latin America, but of Western intervention on the whole.
Author: Natalia Valencia Caquimbo
Sanctuary Cities Under Trump’s America: Where Are They Headed?
President Donald Trump’s executive order on sanctuary cities and illegal immigration, although not binding by law yet, has prompted mixed legal reaction among states and cities. Some echo his sentiments to crack down on undocumented immigrants, while others stand their ground and fight on.
The Boiling Frog Myth: Sahel’s Worrying Trajectory?
Natalia Valencia examines the conditions continuing to make the growing presence of Al Qaeda in the Magreh (AQIM) in Africa’s Sahel region a worrying concern.
The Quiet Crisis: Unaccompanied Child Migration from Central America to the United States
Natalia Valencia examines the challenges and hurdles faced by unaccompanied minors from the Northern Triangle crossing the border into the United States.
The Facts on the Ground: Obama’s Dangerous Drone Program
From a campaign based on a rhetoric of reconciling America’s values and morals with its actions abroad comes the stark reality of an administration that, for the most part, greatly expanded the use of drones outside of war zones. Natalia Valencia highlights some of the issues surrounding President Obama’s rhetoric versus his pragmatic approach to counterterrorist policy, particularly its controversial drone program.