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Why Vietnam is the Perfect Location for the Trump-Kim Summit

Hanoi, the colorful and charming Vietnamese capital, will draw the world’s attention this week as U.S. President Donald Trump shakes hands and poses for photographs with the Supreme Leader of North Korea, Kim Jong-un. Surrounded by picturesque old French yellow villas, tree-lined boulevards, and lakes, both leaders couldn’t have picked better hosts or location for […]

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Economics & Trade Policy

Trade and Murder: The Misfortunes of San Pedro Sula and Ciudad Juárez

This op-ed was originally posted on the Global Economic Governance 2012 Blog.  It can be found here: https://globaleconomicgovernance2012.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/trade-and-murder-the-misfortunes-of-the-cities-of-san-pedro-sula-and-ciudad-juarez/#more-67 Honduras’ industrial capital, San Pedro Sula, generates two-thirds of the country’s Gross Domestic Product (GDP), according to The Economist. The city of 1.2 million people is one of the top five exporters of clothes by volume to the United States, […]

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Global Policy Studies & International Security

Drug War Continues to Spark Tensions Between U.S. and Central America

The presidents of Guatemala and El Salvador recently declared their willingness to legalize drugs in their respective countries. The United States embassy in El Salvador immediately denounced drug decriminalization, calling the idea a “threat to public health and national security.” The controversy reveals growing tensions and conflicting national interests between the U.S. and its Southern […]

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Immigration Policy

Not Everyone Moves from South to North

  It is a common misperception that immigration flows come from southern poor countries to rich industrialized nations in the Northern Hemisphere. But immigration patterns are more complex than the outdated notion of a man leaving his family and heading north to seek work. Covering Migration in the Americas was the topic of this year’s Austin […]