The New Russian Engagement with Latin America: Strategic Position, Commerce, and Dreams of the Past

The New Russian Engagement with Latin America: Strategic Position, Commerce, and Dreams of the Past. Strategic Studies Institute. R. Evan Ellis. June 17, 2015.

Although overshadowed by China, Russia’s re-engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, which includes military deployments, arms sales, and the negotiation of base access agreements, impacts the regional security environment and potentially challenges U.S. national security. The monograph provides one of the first broad, in depth analyses of Russian engagement in the region, including an examination of its political and economic, as well as military activities, with an examination of implications for the U.S. and recommendation for U.S. policymakers.

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Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention

Unaccompanied Child Migration to the United States: The Tension between Protection and Prevention. Migration Policy Institute. Marc R. Rosenblum. April 2015.

Policymakers, the public, and the media were seemingly caught off-guard in spring 2014 when a surge of child migrants from Central America reached the U.S.-Mexico border in unprecedented numbers. Yet the uptick began in 2011. The report examines the causes of this surge and recommends policy solutions to advance both critical protection and enforcement goals in situations of complex, mixed flows. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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Is Anyone Listening? Does US Foreign Assistance Target People’s Top Priorities?

Is Anyone Listening? Does US Foreign Assistance Target People’s Top Priorities? Center for Global Development. Ben Leo. December 2, 2013.

The United States government has made repeated declarations over the last decade to align its assistance programs behind developing countries’ priorities. By utilizing public attitude surveys for 42 African and Latin American countries, the paper examines how well the US has implemented this guiding principle. [Note: contains copyrighted material].

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