Energy, politics, economy, and business are major themes in Chile. Natural gas supplies have been a major concern for the Bachelet administration while the country remains a regional leader for economic stabiltiy and international trade prowess.
(International Relations and Security Network, 26/11/2007)
In a region where the military is often asked to perform police duties, a regional police force has formed to combat that tendency, but a number of challenges remain.
(International Relations and Security Network, 09/08/2006)
In a region where loud voices of integration shout over a reality of failed trade policies, Chile's alternative to access to the Pacific may be a viable solution.
(International Relations and Security Network, 26/07/2006)
Chilean President Michele Bachelet must make a choice between Caracas and Washington, polar opposites that both look to Chile for regional leadership.
(International Relations and Security Network, 16/01/2006)
With the election of Michelle Bachelet as Chilean president, voters have indicated they want more of the same neo-liberal economics and intolerance of corruption that has made Chile a South American success story.
(International Relations and Security Network, 30/09/2005)
Political challenges hinder the regional integration of natural gas networks, considered a route to increased regional energy security, in South America.
(Americas Policy, 28/08/2005)
China's increased footprint in Latin America is a cause for worry in Washington and a reason to hope for a better future in Latin America. What are the longterm outcomes of China's presence in Latin America?
(International Relations and Security Network, 04/08/2005)
China's grand economic entrance into South America has some observers worried about a possible shift in the balance of power in the Western Hemisphere.