columns & media

Selected Columns

For a full list of columns on politics and policy in The Americas, please visit my author sites: Foreign Policy, Americas Quarterly,, and Global Americans.


Peru's next president will polarize the country (with Will Freeman). Foreign Policy, June 4.

In Chile, voters have turned their backs on traditional coalitions. What's next? (with Will Freeman). Foreign Policy, May 17.

Le plan Biden réglera-t-il la question des migrants sans papiers? (Will the Biden plan solve the issue of undocumented migrants?). CBC/Radio-Canada, April 19 (Commentary).

¿Por qué preocupa lo que está pasando en Centroamérica? (con Patricio Navia). El Tiempo (Colombia), 6 de marzo.

In El Salvador, Broken Promises Have Forced the Establishment Out (with Will Freeman). Foreign Policy, March 2.

It’s Not Just El Salvador. Democracies Are Weakening Across Central America (with Patricio Navia), Americas Quarterly, March 1.


Will elections in the Dominican Republic end over a decade of Dominican Liberation Party rule? Global Americans, June 25.

Bolivia’s general election gains momentum (with Will Freeman), Global Americans, June 18.

Honduras’ opposition needs to learn from its mistakes, Global Americans, June 4.

In Bolivia, a contested race to choose Morales’ successor, Global Americans, April 9.

The oil curse makes inroads in Guyana’s election, Global Americans, March 12.

Peru: Between a lame-duck president and a congress soon to expire, Global Americans, January 30.

Honduras is losing the fight against corruption, Global Americans, January 16.