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Latin America's Dashed Hopes Politique étrangère, Vol. 81, No. 3, Autumn 2016

Only recently, Latin America seemed to embody an inexorable movement towards political democratization, towards a decrease in stark inequalities as well as greater involvement in the global economy. But the dream remains unrealized.

The Brazilian Workers’ Party has come up against deep-rooted inequalities, a slowdown in economic growth, and a discredited political system. Argentina has been through two ‘Kirchnerist’ terms, from which it is difficult to drawn conclusions, and whose legacy seems uncertain. As for Columbia and Mexico, strategies to bring an end to violence among rebel groups and agents of narco-trafficking still appear to be fraught with complexities and risks. Aside from its diversity and, for the time being, its failure to strengthen its own democratic choices, what other phenomena are being witnessed in Latin America?

Faced with the crisis of Europe as a unified continent, coupled with the crisis of the process of European construction, and the crisis of the institutions of the European Union, European hope fights for its survival. Guy Verhofstadt and Dominique Moïsi reflect upon the avenues that are still open for Europe: should Europe take the federal leap or reinforce the nation? Should Europe forge forward at the risk of rupture between public sentiment and institutions? Should we pay more heed to the nation at the risk of a slide towards nationalism? The coming months, and Brexit negotiations will be instructive, but now is certainly the time for decisive debates.

 

FOCUS LATIN AMERICA’S DASHED HOPES

Brazil: The Harder they Fall, by Joao Augusto de Castro Neves and Bruno Reis (read the article)

Argentina: What is Kirchnerism?, by Sébastien Velut

Colombia: The Long March Towards Peace?, by Guillaume Lasconjarias

Mexico: Violence and Other Demons, by Ilan Bizberg

Panama: A Fragile State in Search of International Status, by Kevin Parthenay

 

COUNTER ANALYSIS Europe Without a Compass

Europe: Back to the Future, by Guy Verhofstadt

Rethinking Europe, by Dominique Moïsi

 

CURRENT AFFAIRS

Hamas and Jihadists in Gaza: Impossible Control, Improbable Ceasefire, by Leila Seurat

The Fight Against Terrorism: How is Japan Adapting?, by Jean-François Heimburger

Diplomacy of Autonomous Weapons: Debates in Geneva, by Jean-Baptiste Jeangène Vilmer

 

BAROMETERS

Will Iran Give Up its Nuclear Weapons?, by Simond de Galbert

The Indian Ocean: Strategic Indo-Australian Alliance, by Frédéric Grare

 

BOOK REVIEWS

Directed by Marc Hecker

Zbigniew Brzezinski. Stratège de l'empire, by Justin Vaïsse, by Jean Klein

La Russie entre peurs et défis, by Jean Radvanyi et Marlène Laruelle. La Russie sous Poutine, by Jean-Jacques Marie. Comment Poutine change le monde, by Jean-François Bouthors, by Dominique David.

 

This content is available in French: L'éditorial de Politique étrangère, vol. 81, n° 3, automne 2016

This content is available in French: Les lectures de Politique étrangère, vol. 81, n° 3, automne 2016

This content is available in French: Le dossier de presse de Politique étrangère vol. 81, n° 3, automne 2016

 

 

Keywords
Kirchnerism populism Brazil Argentina Colombia Mexico Panama European Union Japan Iran
ISBN / ISSN: 
978-2-36567-511-6 / 0032-342 X