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How Can the US Help Taiwan in the Western Hemisphere?
How Can the US Help Taiwan in the Western Hemisphere?

While the US continues to support Taiwan, it has been unable to prevent some governments from establishing relations with China. Many of the nations that maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan are located in Latin America and the Caribbean, two regions where the US has plenty of allies and partners. So as we discuss Taipei’s future in the Western Hemisphere, we must discuss what Washington can (realistically) do to help its ally.

MORAL VALUES IN AN ERA OF GLOBALIZATION: Review of Ignatieff’s The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World
Moral Values in an Era of Globalization: Review of Ignatieff’s The Ordinary Virtues: Moral Order in a Divided World

Is globalization strengthening shared moral values and behaviors among nation-states? Michael Ignatieff, who has written many journalistic and scholarly books…

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…

Pentecostalism, the Latin American Reformation
Pentecostalism, the Latin American Reformation

How do Martin Luther’s Reformation ideas relate to Latin America today? We might think his views have very little to…

The Improving Relations between Brazil and Israel and Its Impact on US Foreign Policy
The Improving Relations between Brazil and Israel and Its Impact on US Foreign Policy

On March 31, Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro initiated a four-day official visit to Israel. The trip consolidates the improvement of relations between the two countries.

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.

The Upcoming Meeting Between Presidents Trump and Bolsonaro: A Realist Friendship
The Upcoming Meeting Between Presidents Trump and Bolsonaro: A Realist Friendship

President Jair Bolsonaro of Brazil will meet with US President Donald Trump on Tuesday, March 19, as part of his trip to Washington, DC. Most generally expect that the two leaders will get along, as the new Brazilian leader has declared himself a fan of the American president.

Trump, Bolsonaro, and the Future of US-Brazil Relations
Trump, Bolsonaro, and the Future of US-Brazil Relations

Jair Bolsonaro is well-known for a series of controversial and offensive statements, including homophobic, sexist, and racist insults. Yet he emerged victorious in Brazil’s presidential election with around 58 million votes. Can the US government work with such a leader?

Brazil’s Tumultuous Presidential Election: Why Do Brazilian Evangelicals Support Jair Bolsonaro
Brazil’s Tumultuous Presidential Election: Why Do Brazilian Evangelicals Support Jair Bolsonaro?

Brazilians head to the polls this Sunday to elect their next president, and the frontrunner is Jair Bolsonaro. He has been variously described as a far-right, uncouth, law-and-order populist, and he appears to hold views that can charitably be described as anti-democratic.