NATO and Canada NATO Operations

NATO And Colombia: The Emperor’s New Clothes?

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.

Expanding Community Megan Robinson

Who to Trust in Latin American Politics? Part 2

This is the second in a two-part series exploring corruption in the politics of Latin America. This article touches on the depth of recent corruption scandals in Latin America.   The bid for the construction of the 2016 Olympic Village and over US $10 billion in other contracts were won by Brazil’s top engineering firm, Read More…

Expanding Community Latin America Megan Robinson

Who to Trust in Latin American Politics? Part 1

This is the first in a two-part series exploring corruption in the politics of Latin America. This article touches on the depth of recent corruption scandals in Brazil. Part 2 will address the far-reaching effects of those scandals throughout the region.   In December 2016, 15,000 people marched the streets in Sao Paulo to fight Read More…

Benson Cheung Global Horizons

How to DIY a Free (or Cheaper) “Degree” in IR, Part 2: Regional Concentrations

Part 1 of this series outlined the MOOC IR “degree” project and introduced courses about the basics of IR. This part builds on the foundational courses to suggest possible regional concentrations.   Middle East   No doubt the Middle East, in the throes of unrest and endless conflict, is one of the most important regions Read More…