Guatemala needs to build an ‘economic wall’ to be safe and prosperous

On my recent visit to Guatemala as an international election observer, I witnessed the numerous challenges newly-elected President Alejandro Giammattei will face — and issue not just for his country but for the United States as well, if Washington hopes to reduce the flood of undocumented immigrants from Central America. The challenges for Giammattei include …

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China doesn’t need World Bank’s loans, just as Trump says

“Why is the World Bank loaning money to China?" President Donald Trump tweeted on Dec. 6. "Can this be possible? China has plenty of money, and if they don’t, they create it. STOP!” He did so in response to the World Bank agreeing to continue lending $1 billion to $1.5 billion a year to China …

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To compete and win, the US needs to get into the game

The United States needs to engage more strategically in the global multilateral system. Our ability to project power — and influence outcomes — in the multilateral system is getting harder as other powers like China are rising. For the U.S. to “win” we need to compete smarter and more aggressively. We must get far better …

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