Mauricio Cárdenas, director of the Latin America Initiative, says that Latin America is one of the United States’ most important partners and that Re-Thinking U.S.-Latin American Relations: A Hemispheric Partnership for a Turbulent World, a new report from the Partnership for the Americas Commission, offers important recommendations and insights for President-elect Barack Obama.
NATO at a crossroads: Next steps for the trans-Atlantic alliance
The goal that North Korea has here is less improved inter-Korean relations per se. Their real goal, I think, would be, to the extent possible, to delink [South Korea] from the alliance with the United States. [What is to be avoided] is the situation where it appears as if South Korea and the United States are taking steps that seem to be in contradiction to one another.