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Is Russia About To Invade Ukraine?

Is Russia About To Invade Ukraine?

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Geopolitics / South America

Peru and Colombia: Two Opportunities Devoid of Resource Nationalism

Mar 15, 2013 at 15:05 | Editorial Dept

While resource nationalism initiatives have scared away investors in Argentina, Bolivia, Ecuador and Venezuela, Peru and Colombia are two Latin America venues that offer relatively hassle-free investment and have plenty…

FALKLAND ISLANDS: The Real Threat—Disappointing Drilling

Mar 15, 2013 at 14:22 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: As 99.8% of Falkland Islanders vote ‘yes’ in a referendum to remain a self-governing British overseas territory, Argentina rejects the referendum as meaningless. The rhetoric is likely to…

The True Legacy of Venezuela’s Hugo Chavez

Mar 06, 2013 at 13:48 | John Daly

Venezuela’s President, Hugo Rafael Chávez Frías, succumbed to cancer on 5 March. Vice President Nicolás Maduro announced on state television that Chávez died in Caracas at 4:25 p.m. local time,…

COLOMBIA: Oil Production Up, but FARC Still Targeting Infrastructure

Mar 01, 2013 at 09:32 | Editorial Dept

Bottom Line: Colombia’s oil production is up to an average of 1.01 billion barrels per day as of January 2013—the first time it’s surpassed the targeted 1 billion barrel mark.…

INVESTOR WARNING: Bolivia Nationalizes Airport Management Company

Feb 22, 2013 at 13:13 | Editorial Dept

Bottom line: Evo Morales’ expropriation of Servicios de Aeropuertos Bolivianos SA (SABSA)--a subsidiary of the Spanish businesses Abertis and Aena--is another warning for foreign investors in Bolivia. SABSA managed the…

What to Expect from a Post-Chavez Venezuela

Jan 11, 2013 at 17:02 | Daniel J. Graeber

It's unlikely that ailing Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez will return to power after missing his Thursday inauguration because of ongoing cancer treatment in Cuba. That leaves Vice President Nicolas Maduro…

Can Hugo Chavez's New Term of Government Start without Him?

Jan 07, 2013 at 16:55 | Gregory R. Copley

Venezuela’s ruling Partido Socialista Unido de Venezuela (United Socialist Party: PSUV) has, since mid-December 2012, been working on devising a plan to initiate President-elect Hugo Chávez Frias’ new term in…

If Chavez Dies, What Next for U.S. - Venezuelan Energy Relations?

Dec 19, 2012 at 17:15 | John Daly

Despite contradictory information from Caracas, one thing is clear – Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez, the country’s chief executive since 1998, is a very sick man.Having won reelection in…

Colombia: Will Negotiations Work This Time?

Oct 01, 2012 at 16:56 | Defense and Foreign Affairs

Pres. Juan Manuel Santos Calderón of Colombia is working toward the start of negotiations to end the protracted civil war with FARC and to essentially end FARC’s significant position in…

Business as Usual for Big Oil Despite Falkland Tensions

Jul 05, 2012 at 17:44 | Charles Kennedy

While tensions between Britain and Argentina have been rising as a natural response to the 30th anniversary of the Falkland War, oil is the primary driver of a renewed Falkland…

How Energy Independence Influences Brazilian Geopolitics

Apr 03, 2012 at 17:35 | Geopolitical Monitor

Brazil is a rare gem, a rising power that has put itself on the path of energy independence thanks to a combination of forward-looking energy policies and newly discovered oil…

Brazil's Desire for Superpower Status

Nov 03, 2011 at 08:49 | Editorial Dept

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The Chilean Winter and Return of Student Activism

Aug 08, 2011 at 07:37 | John Daly

While the United States and Europe stagger around blindsided by their self-inflicted economic wounds, the rest of the world has been enthralled by the dramatic events occurring in the Middle…

Brazil Reiterates Support for Argentina over Falklands

Aug 04, 2011 at 07:44 | John Daly

The British lion south of the border is looking more than a tad scrofulous these days. On 29 July in the wake of a meeting between Argentinean President Cristina Fernandez…

The Quiet Revolution: Latin America Moving Away from Washington’s Influence

Aug 01, 2011 at 07:22 | John Daly

Perhaps the biggest foreign-policy story of the past decade, thoroughly overlooked by the American media after 9/11 and its subsequent monomaniacal focus on terrorism, security and the wars in Iraq…

Trouble Brewing in South America Between Colombia and Venezuela

Jun 15, 2010 at 08:22 | ISN Security Watch

In addition to floundering trade, deteriorating diplomatic ties between Colombia and Venezuela are exacerbating security risks at a fragile border. As rumors of an unlikely war between Colombia and Venezuela…

Unholy Alliance in Colombia Poses new Challenges for Government

May 19, 2010 at 10:37 | ISN Security Watch

With the FARC weakened, Colombia's next president will face a more factionalized internal insurgency, requiring a different strategic approach. As candidates for the presidency of Colombia enter the final campaign…

Venezuela Encourages Orinoco Oil Belt Investment

May 18, 2010 at 12:11 | Southern Pulse

As Venezuela's oil production continues to decline, the Chavez administration has focused on courting international investment to increase production in the Orinoco Belt. Located in the southern portion of the…

Argentina Running Out Of Options In Falklands Oil Fight

Mar 26, 2010 at 17:39 | Fawzia Sheikh

As Argentina's oil battle with the United Kingdom rages on, the only other obstacle the South American country can throw at oil companies planning to drill near the Falkland Islands…

Ecuador Continues Its Defense in Arbitration Commenced By Chevron

Mar 12, 2010 at 16:23 | Editorial Dept

On March 11, 2010, the Honorable Leonard Sand, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, denied the Republic of Ecuador’s Petition to Stay the pending arbitration commenced…

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