Increasingly governments around the world are turning to AI facial recognition apps as cost saving surveillance measures. In the US they're used along with ankle monitors as cheaper alternatives to immigration detention.
Yet while the return of open communication between Latin American heads of state—and perhaps even of regional presidential summits to which everyone, including Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro, is invited—would be a contrast to recent years, those who expect a strong emphasis on regional cooperation in the event of a new “pink tide” may be disappointed.
The offices will bring sorely needed coordination, credibility, and resources to tackling major policy issues in the digital age. But creating new bureaus is one thing.
The battle is not over, however, so the West must continue to help ensure that the Kremlin’s aggression fails and that Ukraine forces a Russian withdrawal or achieves a negotiated outcome on terms acceptable to Ukrainians.
What should an enhanced anti-coup strategy entail? The Biden team can start by sharpening its immediate post-coup playbook. But to effectively counter the growing coup trend, Washington needs to look beyond immediate response.
Ideas that are not backed by power tend to be weaker ideas. It is true that success based on things like the successful application of military power really do help bolster people's belief in certain sets of ideas.
The past years have not been kind to presidents in Latin America. Irrespective of ideological orientation, voters have not only reliably thrown out their leaders after one presidential term. They have also consistently refused to elect the candidates outgoing presidents had chosen as their preferred successors.
Over the past fifteen years, no regions have been more affected by the rising tide of global protest than the Middle East and North Africa, on the one hand, and Europe and North America, on the other.
As policymakers look ahead, they must find a way to balance the need for inclusive resilience with the imperative for meaningful reform.
The number of refugees around the world has reached an unprecedented high of 100 million people. For a closer look, KCBS Radio news anchors Jeff Bell and Patti Reising spoke with Steven Feldstein, Senior Fellow at the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace.