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Republicanism is just the first step. True independence for Barbados demands transformative change.


On 30th November 2021, Barbados became a republic. Nearly 400 years after the first British ship arrived on the island, and exactly 55 years after independence from British colonial rule, Prime Minister Mia Mottley conducted a ceremony replacing Queen Elizabeth II with Dame Sandra Mason as the head of state. Bells chimed across the capital, […]

“Dignity, not Domination”: Imagining a Progressive U.S. Foreign Policy


What should a progressive U.S. foreign policy look like? Is such a thing even possible? Panelists sought to answer this and more in the first Progressive Caucus event of the Fall 2020 semester.

Plate Tectonics: Global Affairs and the Political Earthquake of January 2019 in Venezuela, by Juan Pablo Farah


This article will appear in the forthcoming Spring 2019 edition of the Latin America Policy Journal to be released on April 2019. You can order the edition here.   The events that started in January 2019 in Venezuela are driven primarily by Venezuelans’ desire for change, but for many international observers and social media commentators natural […]

What to Expect From US-Latin America Relations in the Era of Bolsonaro? by Nicolás Albertoni and Luis Schenoni


This article will appear in the forthcoming Spring 2019 edition of the Latin America Policy Journal to be released on April 2019. You can order the edition here.   A new political juncture brews in Latin American countries, amidst the rise of populist leaders and a general discontent with the ruling parties and elites of […]

The U.S., Iran, and the Logic of Enmity


Hussein Banai, Assistant Professor of Diplomacy and World Affairs at Occidental College, and Research Affiliate at the Center for International Studies of MIT, was at Harvard Kennedy School to discuss “The strategic logic of enmity in U.S.-Iran relations” on October 31, 2013. Banai is the co-author of Becoming Enemies: U.S.-Iran Relations and the Iran-Iraq War, 1979-1988 […]

International Relations and Security

The Other Negotiations


The negotiations in Geneva are exciting, but miss much of the action. As US and Iranian diplomats sit down for the much-anticipated nuclear negotiations in Geneva, attention has focused on the drama unfolding in Europe. From Secretary Kerry’s premature departure from Israel on Friday, to French indignation over weak concessions on Saturday, there has been […]

Decision Making and Negotiation

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