Economist Robert Shapiro shares his insights on economic policymaking and the future of the US economy, and the dark side of globalization
An essay on how 9/11 altered the trajectory of the US relationship with Latin America.
In the classic movie drama “Casablanca,” cynical restaurateur Rick Blaine (Humphrey Bogart) operates the rollicking Rick’s Café Américain in occupied French Morocco during the early years of World War II. France’s Vichy government controlled Morocco at that time and was collaborating with the Nazis in their quest to conquer North Africa.
Louis Renault (Claude Rains), right, informs Rick Blaine that he is “shocked, shocked” to learn that gambling is going on there. (©Warner Brothers Pictures)
This is my newest work on the Chinese rideshare company DiDi, and the broader risk of expanding Chinese eCommerce in Latin America.
My recently published article on the deteriorating security and economic situation in Mexico and the implied strategic challenges for the US and the region.
My new article, co-authored with Leland Lazarus. It focuses on the PRC role in keeping Cuba's repressive regime alive, and helping to undercut recent protests and isolate Cubans from the international democratic community, through China's role in having built much of Cuba's modern internet and phone system. It further examines how China's role in Cuba is illustrative of how the PRC is indirectly advancing authoritarianism and populism in the region as it pursues its economic and other interests.
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