Moises Rendon is director of the Future of Venezuela Initiative and fellow with the Americas Program at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS), where he provides analysis on a range of public policy issues in Latin America. His research focuses on Latin American states in transition, trade and investment, governance and transparency, and U.S. foreign policy toward Latin America, with particular emphasis on Venezuela, his native country. He also advises on the strategic direction of program activities. Prior to CSIS, he worked as a legal analyst with Banco Occidental de Descuento, a prominent commercial bank in Venezuela. Mr. Rendon holds an LL.M. from Georgetown University Law Center, with a concentration in international business and economic law, and a bachelor of laws (J.D. equivalent) from Andres Bello Catholic University (UCAB) in Caracas. He is a contributor to the Wall Street Journal, Financial Times, Huffington Post, Foreign Policy, France24, CNBC, Voice of America, Univision, and El Nacional (Venezuela).