These papers were commissioned and prepared expressly for the Brookings’s Partnership for the Americas Commission and served to inform and stimulate the Commissioners’ discussions. The views expressed in this document are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent those of the Commissioners or of the Brookings Institution.

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Aid and Development

Public Opinion Trends in Latin America (and the U.S.): How Strong is Support for Markets, Democracy, and Regional Integration?
Carol Graham and Soumya Chattopadhyay

Narcotics, Crime and Security

Counternarcotics Policy Overview: Global Trends & Strategies
Vanda Felbab-Brown

United States National Security Policy in Latin America: Threat Assessment and Policy Recommendations for the Next Administration
Vanda Felbab-Brown


Expanding Energy Cooperation in the Western Hemisphere
John Deutch

Energy Use and Climate Change: Western Hemisphere Partnership
Sidney Weintraub and Francisco E. González

Political and Diplomatic Relations

Toward Improving Cooperation in the Americas
Abraham Lowenthal

A Project for the Americas: Promoting Democracy and Strengthening the Rule of Law in the Western Hemisphere
Laurence Whitehead

Toward a Constructive Inter-American Partnership
Daniel Zovatto


Reforming the Management of Migration Flows from Latin America to the United States
Wayne Cornelius  


Globalization and Labor Markets in the United States and Latin America
Gordon Hanson

U.S. Financial Flows to Latin America
Barbara Stallings