Category: Geopolitical Perspectives

Michael Camilleri quoted in The New York Times article, “Trump Ally Wants to Be First American to Head Latin American Aid Bank”

“‘In the best case, it leads to paralysis and marginalization, and that’s already sidelining the most important institution at the most critical moment,’ Michael Camilleri, an analyst at the Inter-American Dialogue policy center, said of Mr. Claver-Carone’s candidacy. ‘In the worst case, the bank becomes a vehicle for a fairly …

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Michael Camilleri writes in World Politics Review: “Trump’s Pick for IDB Chief Could Hamstring Latin America’s Top Lender”

“President Donald Trump’s national security adviser, Robert O’Brien, traveled to Bogota this week, ostensibly to announce up to $5 billion in financing under the White House’s new United States-Colombia Growth Initiative. The money had been pledged months ago by the U.S. Development Finance Corporation, and it is contingent on investment-worthy …

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Michèle Flournoy quoted in The Jerusalem Post article, “Ex-Biden security advisor: Sitting with Iran isn’t conceding ‘leverage’”

“Michèle Flournoy, former undersecretary of defense during the Obama administration, said that the Trump administration’s approach of maximum pressure ‘has [put] a lot of pressure on Iran, but it hasn’t created any path to the negotiating table.’ “‘There’s no way for them to get back into negotiations,’ she continued. ‘And …

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Bridge Colby quoted in The New York Times article, “U.S. Tries to Bolster Taiwan’s Status, Short of Recognizing Sovereignty”

“‘Taiwan is the most important thing from a military and credibility point of view,’ said Elbridge A. Colby, the former deputy assistant secretary of defense for strategy and force development. Mr. Colby wrote the Trump administration’s national defense strategy, which emphasizes competition with China and Russia… “‘We need to change …

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