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[19 Jul 2016 | Comentarios desactivados en EVENTO: ¿Fin de ciclo en América Latina y el Caribe? Patrones de relacionamiento global, políticas exteriores y gobernanza regional para el desarrollo | ]
EVENTO: ¿Fin de ciclo en América Latina y el Caribe? Patrones de relacionamiento global, políticas exteriores y gobernanza regional para el desarrollo

Sesión académica a cargo de José Antonio Sanahuja, Wolf Grabendorff, Federico Merke y Solange Reis, organizada conjuntamente por el CARI y la Coordinadora Regional de Investigaciones Económicas y Sociales (CRIES)

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[16 Jul 2016 | Comentarios desactivados en La crisis en Venezuela hace crujir la integración regional | ]
La crisis en Venezuela hace crujir la integración regional

El Dr. Serbin, Presidente de CRIES, citado en articulo sobre la crisis en Venezuela y su impacto en la integración regional, publicado en INFOBAE.

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[15 Jul 2016 | Comentarios desactivados en Luis Herrera-Lasso M. – La marcha de los locos | ]
Luis Herrera-Lasso M. – La marcha de los locos

La historiadora estadounidense Barbara Tuchman, en su libro “The March of Folly” (1984), hace un interesante análisis de decisiones políticas a lo largo de la historia que resultaron desastrosas para quienes las tomaron y para sus pueblos. Desde el episodio del caballo de Troya hasta la guerra de Vietnam, pasando por la conquista de México. Todos los casos tienen un hilo conductor: existía suficiente información para saber que su decisión era una locura.

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[7 Jul 2016 | Comentarios desactivados en Andrés Serbin and Andrei Serbin Pont – UNASUR and the Venezuelan Hot Potato | ]
Andrés Serbin and Andrei Serbin Pont – UNASUR and the Venezuelan Hot Potato

The Venezuelan crisis, which the hemisphere has turned to UNASUR to resolve, could break the South American organization and overshadow its past successes in regional mediation. UNASUR was created in 2008, amid the proliferation of regional organizations such as ALBA that excluded the United States and Canada, as an inter-governmental mechanism to promote regional autonomy, conflict prevention and resolution, and the coordination of public policies, particularly regarding social issues, security, infrastructure, and energy. It has been driven by individual presidents’ leadership and managed by high-ranking officials and, despite rhetoric to the contrary, has not shown deep commitment to greater civil society participation.

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[14 Jun 2016 | Comentarios desactivados en Wolf Grabendorff – Geopolitical issues in the Southern Cone – A view from Buenos Aires | ]
Wolf Grabendorff – Geopolitical issues in the Southern Cone – A view from Buenos Aires

The central geopolitical issue for all Southern Cone countries is the singular relevance of the South Atlantic, because of increasing global demand for strategic natural resources during the last decade and the resurgence of South Atlantic routes as an important means of international communications and trade. The preoccupation that the South Atlantic might therefore become a zone of power projection by extra-regional international actors is shared not only by all Southern Cone countries but also by their African counterparts. The new government in Argentina is considering two opposing approaches to meeting the future challenges of South Atlantic geopolitics. One focuses on keeping foreign powers out of the South Atlantic and strengthening the zone of peace promoted by the UN. An alternative is a new approach to transatlantic trade and security along the lines recently promoted by EU and U.S. think tanks with the concept of “new Atlantic futures”. Given the clear preference of the new Argentine government for reviving North-South relations, a certain openness can be detected in Buenos Aires towards developing the latter concept of widening the transatlantic community to include African and South American partners.