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Geopolitics of Brazil

Brazil is South America’s emerging power. It is the largest and most populous country in the continent; and it benefits from a favourable geographic position, important natural resources and a growing economy. As such, it is taking a more active international role both in the region and beyond. Yet, it must also face notable challenges; […]

Where is Venezuela Heading?

Understanding Venezuela’s foreign policy Venezuela often dominates the news agenda on account of its profound economic crisis and associated societal ills, including the dubious distinction of boasting one of the highest crime rates in the world. Venezuela is often depicted as a revolutionary power owing to the so-called “Bolivarian Revolution” started by the late Venezuelan […]

The Truth Behind the 1989 U.S. Invasion of Panama

The raid into Panama was the largest US combat operation since the Vietnam War. At the time the US trotted out various “noble justifications.” The narrative was to overthrow the military dictator Manuel Noriega who was accused of drug trafficking and supressing democracy. A key narrative was that Manuel endangered U.S nationals, similar to how […]

1973 Chilean Coup D’état

Democratically elected in 1970, Chilean President Salvador Allende was pushing forward his “Chilean way to socialism” Land reforms and even free milk for children were being introduced The new Government also attempted to nationalise Chile’s lucrative copper mines which were mostly owned by US firms. The US firms were compensated much more than their book […]