U.S. and Latin America
The CSIS Americas Program and its new country and regional initiatives provide:
- A bipartisan, independent forum for discussion and debate of key issues in the United States relationships with the Americas, bringing government officials, academic and regional experts, private sector, multilateral organizations, and non-profit institutions together;
- Forward-looking analysis and publications on key strategic issues.
The CSIS Argentina Initiative focuses on the dramatic transformation that Argentina is undergoing since December 2015. Lessons from Argentina’s political and economic transition, including on issues of transparency, governance and economic development, will serve as examples for other countries in transition in the region.
The new Brazil Initiative aims to put a spotlight on innovative technologies and sectors in Brazil, in particular science-based agriculture that can serve more than at present as models for other regional states. Brazil’s political transition since Summer 2016 is also the focus of attention for lessons to be learned for other regional states.
A new Caribbean Initiative is being developed to leverage the multitude of political, economic, security, and health interests facing US policymakers and their counterparts in this region. A focus is also being placed on the vibrant Caribbean Diaspora communities in North America.
As part of its new Americas Program, CSIS seeks to play a role in bringing government officials, multilateral organizations, private sector, academic and regional experts, and non-profit institutions together to discuss how the United States, regional countries and the international community can assist in the rebuilding of Venezuela. As part of the research effort, the Program is considering past transition experiences around the world and their relevance to the Venezuelan case. The ultimate goal is to provide analysis of possible policies and reforms for the most important sectors of the country.