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Chief Editor and Host Cameron Vaské and Senior Editor for Latin American Affairs Emily Tatum meet for an emergency podcast on the evolving situation in Venezuela hours after President of the National Assembly Juan Guaidó declares himself the legitimate interim President of Venezuela.
“If 2018 has taught me anything, it’s that the unpredictability of diplomacy is a comfort.”
It has been a long year. In 2018 we saw Ukraine and Russia fight over the Sea of Azov; Cuba, Mexico, Brazil, and Colombia elect new Presidents; Jamal Khashoggi murdered in Ankara; the Democrats flip the House, Sri Lanka and the Maldives experience public backlash over the BRI; Trump start a trade war with China, withdraw the U.S. from the JCPOA, and move the U.S. embassy in Israel to Jerusalem; Ukraine’s Orthodox Church break with Russia; Japan and the EU announce the largest ever trade deal; and crises of migration continue in Myanmar and Venezuela.
Grab a coffee, ITS Wonks. It’s time for The Year in Review.
The ITS Café’s biggest team yet reflects on 2018 and looks at the 3 biggest issues in 2019. International Scholars Emily Tatum, Pranav Jain, Pascal Letendre-Hanns, Anna Davidson, Will Truban and Chief Editor Cameron Vaské look at the highlights of 2018 and trends to watch in 2019.
The ITS Café's first guest, Jorge Galindo of El País, joins Cameron Vaské, Emily Tatum, and William Truban for a conversation over the future of Iván Duque's Presidency, the shadow of Álvaro Uribe over Colombian Democracy, and the future of drug policy in Colombia. Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.
In the fifth episode The ITS Café series on The Rise of Populism, we examine the election of Andrés Manuel López Obrador (AMLO) and the future of U.S.-Mexican relations. Is AMLO the social democratic savior of Mexican politics, or a dangerous proto-nationalistic populist? What will this mean for U.S.-Mexico relations? Listen in for our #FreshPerspectives.