Tag: Michael Camilleri

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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WestExec Spotlight: Michael Camilleri

WestExec’s Spotlight Series highlights the issues some of our team members focus on. This week’s Spotlight features Michael Camilleri, former Western Hemisphere advisor on the Secretary of State’s Policy Planning Staff and Director for Andean Affairs at the National Security Council from 2012-2017. Latin America: The United States has strong …

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Michael Camilleri writes with Michael Shifter in The New York Times: “It’s Not the Time for War Games With Venezuela”

“With last week’s significant deployment of United States naval assets in the Caribbean, the Trump administration upped the ante in its confrontation with the Venezuelan dictator Nicolás Maduro. For the past 15 months, the administration has applied ‘maximum pressure’ on Mr. Maduro’s regime, with the hope that the upper echelons …

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Michael Camilleri writes with Catharine Christie in Americas Quarterly: “How the ‘Art of the Deal’ Hurt Latin America’s Corruption Fight”

“One of the bolder claims in Donald Trump’s impeachment defense posits that the U.S. president withheld military aid to Ukraine out of genuine concern over corruption in the former Soviet republic, and not to extract an investigation into a political rival. The assertion might be more plausible were the White …

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Michael Camilleri quoted in POLITICO article, “U.S. plans for Venezuela hit turbulence as Maduro tries Assembly takeover”

“Now, ‘the trend lines point toward increasing authoritarian consolidation, a stronger Nicolas Maduro and a more fragmented opposition,’ said Michael Camilleri, who served in the State Department and the National Security Council during the Obama administration. ‘Those in the opposition who had deluded themselves into thinking Trump was going to …

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