Latin America

The Economic Crisis and the Emerging Powers: Towards a New International Order?

Robin Niblett. 20/2/2012.

The real challenges to the existing international order will come not from the established or emerging powers, but from global forces that are beyond their control and also from those non-state entities and groups which seek to undermine the process of globalisation that links all states and societies ever closer together.

Aid to Haiti: Reconstruction Amidst Political Uncertainty (ARI)

Marc J. Cohen and Amélie Gauthier. ARI 61/2011 - 29/3/2011.

Following the 20 March 2011 elections, Haiti faces a potential political stalemate whilst confronting the massive reconstruction needs created by last year’s earthquake.

The G-20 Economies and the Financial Crisis: Concerns over Governance (WP)

Luis A. Riveros. WP 41/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 15/3/2011. Go to Spanish version

The global financial crisis that erupted in late 2007 in the US, and which stemmed from policies implemented over the past three decades, has highlighted a severe problem of financial governance within countries and in the international context itself.

The Global Crisis and its Implications for Latin America (WP)

Ramiro Albrieu and José María Fanelli. WP 40/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 15/3/2011. Go to Spanish version

Latin America has not been immune to the turmoil unleashed in the wake of Lehman Brothers’ demise. This working paper looks at the size and characteristics of the external shocks endured by the region, its vulnerability to them and the political responses they have elicited.

Latin America: Economic and Political Outlook for 2011 (ARI)

Carlos Malamud and Federico Steinberg. ARI 42/2011 (Translated from Spanish) - 15/3/2011. Go to Spanish version

Latin America's economic and political outlook for 2011 is favourable. Growth and political stability appear to be guaranteed, although there are some risks on the horizon.

China-Spain-Latin America Triangulation in a Chinese Perspective (ARI)

Jiang Shixue. ARI 4/2011 - 14/1/2011. Go to Spanish version

This paper looks at the prospects for triangulation between China, Spain and Latin America in the wake of the Sinopec-Repsol deal in Brazil.

The Global Governance Agenda and the Role of the G20 (WP)

Federico Steinberg. WP 39/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 15/12/2010. Go to Spanish version

This paper addresses these issues. It focuses on how the international community should prioritise the global economic governance agenda and what role the G-20 should play in the process. The first section analyses the challenges that the international community faces, exploring which elements of this complex agenda have the best prospects for being addressed successfully. The second section discusses what kind of institutional structure is needed in order to carry out reforms and what the role of the G-20 is in that structure.

Brazilian Cooperation: a model under construction for an emerging power (ARI)

Bruno Ayllón Pino. ARI 143/2010 (Translated from Spanish). Go to Spanish version

The media, analysts and markets have focused a great deal of attention on the consolidation of Brazil as an emerging power, mainly in the economic and global governance spheres. However, there is little information and few studies on cooperation as an instrument of Brazilian foreign policy or on Brazil’s role in the new architecture of aid, despite its increasing presence in Africa and its leading role in debates on international development.

The Cuban Monetary and Financial Jigsaw Puzzle (ARI)

Pavel Vidal Alejandro. ARI 148/2010 (Translated from Spanish) - 17/11/2010. Go to Spanish version

The 2008-09 balance of payments crisis and a succession of errors in economic policies have resulted in new monetary and financial complications in the Cuban economy, to be added to the costs and distortions of currency duality.

The End of Deference: Iran, Brazil and Turkey and the Nuclear Fuel Swap (ARI)

Ian Anthony. ARI 96/2010 - 11/6/2010.

On 17 May 2010 Brazil, Iran and Turkey signed a tri-partite Joint Declaration asserting that a nuclear fuel exchange could lead to wider cooperation to exploit nuclear technology for peaceful purposes.