W. Alejandro Sanchez

W. Alejandro Sanchez is a researcher who focuses on geopolitical, military, and cyber security issues in the Western Hemisphere. Follow him on Twitter: @W_Alex_Sanchez
As China Increases its Presence in the Western Hemisphere, Where is US Leadership?
As China Increases its Presence in the Western Hemisphere, Where is US Leadership?

General Wei Fenghe, minister of defense of the People’s Republic of China, met with his Brazilian counterpart on September 6,…

US-Moldova Relations after June 2019

The Republic of Moldova is entering a new era after the events of June 2019, with the rise to power…

US-Brazil Relations and Concerns over Nepotism in Brasilia
US-Brazil Relations and Concerns over Nepotism in Brasilia

President Donald Trump has stated that he supports a US-Brazil trade agreement, particularly if the Brazilian government lowers trade barriers…

Kazakhstan’s June 9 Elections and the Future of Tolerance and Diversity

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won Kazakhstan’s June 9 elections with 70 percent of the vote, while his closest challenger, Amirzhan Kosanov, obtained around 16 percent.

Venezuela: Talks of War and Peace as Patience Wears Out
Venezuela: Talks of War and Peace as Patience Wears Out

While there continues to be a movement among policymakers in Caracas, Washington, and even Oslo, the Venezuelan church has made several provocative statements in recent weeks, demonstrating that even its patience is running out.

Why the June Elections in Kazakhstan Matter to the US
Why the June Elections in Kazakhstan Matter to the US

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on April 9 that his country will hold presidential elections on June 9.

The Confusing Rhetoric out of Washington on Venezuela
The Confusing Rhetoric out of Washington on Venezuela

At this point, it is necessary to discuss the rhetoric utilized by the White House and US Congress regarding Venezuela, compared to how senior US military commanders discuss the situation and the possibility of US military action in the South American country.

Should the US Become Involved in Libya, Again?
Should the US Become Involved in Libya, Again?

General Khalifa Haftar’s Libya National Army (LNA) is inching its way closer to Tripoli, as fighting continues against the Government of National Accord (GNA), led by Fayez al-Sarraj.

Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s Trip to Israel Concludes with No Embassy Transfer (Yet)
Brazilian President Bolsonaro’s Trip to Israel Concludes with No Embassy Transfer (Yet)

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro traveled to Israel for a four-day visit, where he agreed to open a trade office in Jerusalem, instead of moving the Brazilian embassy there.

Should the US Sell Weapons to States That Commit Human Rights Violations?
Should the US Sell Weapons to States That Commit Human Rights Violations?

New legislation has been introduced to the US Congress that seeks to stop US weapons from being sold to states that are known human rights abusers or have ties to violent movements.