Trends in US-Latin America relations

Inequality falls in the 2000s

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One of the highlights of my time at Brookings was the opportunity to co-author a policy brief that helped inform U.S.-Latin American policy at the 2015 Summit of the Americas. In addition to co-authoring, I spearheaded the data analysis and visualization for the report.

Read the policy brief

Abstract: Over the past decade, many observers of U.S.-Latin America relations have taken a pessimistic view, arguing that U.S. influence is in retreat and decline. In this more optimistic policy brief, Richard Feinberg, Emily Miller, and Harold Trinkunas show that—to the contrary—U.S. core interests in the region have steadily improved in recent decades. While acknowledging heartening successes in the region, the authors outline how the United States should adapt its instruments of diplomacy for the 21st century.