The Program was established with the clear, forward-looking mission to elevate the policy discussion on the Western Hemisphere. The program aims to influence through timely, practical, and insightful analysis and policy recommendations for partners in the United States and the region.
The Americas Program focuses on six thematic priorities:
- Regional security, particularly in Mexico, the Northern Triangle, Colombia, and the impact of the Venezuelan crisis on the region.
- The long-term impact of China’s rise and great-power rivalry in the Americas.
- Democratic backsliding and the rise of autocracies.
- The resurgence of transnational criminal organizations, growing illicit economies, and the existence of criminal regimes.
- Weak rule of law, endemic corruption, and human rights violations.
- The emergence of significant regional powers, such as Brazil, in an increasingly multipolar world.
CSIS Americas senior adviser Mark L. Schneider and Aaron Schneider evaluate critiques of the Zones for Employment and Economic Development in Honduras and argue the country should move away from the zones as a potential model for economic growth.
Commentary by Mark L. Schneider and Aaron Schneider — January 26, 2023
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Event by Ryan C. Berg , Timothy T.Y. Hsiang , Ana Leticia Aguilar Theissen , Rachel Schmidtke , and Diane Carazas — May 4, 2022
Podcast Episode by Margarita R. Seminario — April 28, 2022
Report by Evan Ellis — April 27, 2022
Critical Questions by Ryan C. Berg and Henry Ziemer — April 27, 2022
Commentary by Ryan C. Berg — April 22, 2022
Event by Daniel F. Runde and H.E. Paulo Guedes — April 19, 2022
Podcast Episode by Mariana Campero — April 14, 2022
Podcast Episode by Ryan C. Berg — April 14, 2022
Podcast Episode by Margarita R. Seminario — March 31, 2022
Commentary by Ryan C. Berg — March 22, 2022