- By Chrisella Sagers Herzog
Welcome to Around the World! This week we feature a look at the future of Turkey, an examination of U.S. foreign policy in Latin America, and more.
|A More Politically Stable and Prosperous Hemisphere
As the region’s population approaches one billion, governments, business, and international organizations have an unprecedented opportunity to work in partnership to position Latin American and Caribbean countries to maximize their individual and joint capacities to achieve sustained growth, stability, and prosperity. Read more from Jose Miguel Insulza, Secretary General of the Organization of American States (OAS), here!
|The U.S. Must Re-evaluate its Foreign Policy in Latin America
Relations between Latin America and the United States have been complex, yet constantly evolving. The United States should take active part in establishing institutional networks through which policies for improving the lives of all in the Western Hemisphere can be coordinated. Read more about it here.
So long as it remains a democracy, Turkey will be fine. Secular and religious Turks will grudgingly find a way to live together, shaping Turkey’s future as a leader in the Middle East together. Read more about it here.
|Campaigning on the Frontlines
As borders become more porous, identities more mingled, and ideas more diffuse, organisations find themselves communicating with audiences in new markets and regions. Seek to understand, engage, and only then, influence. Read more about it here.
Around the Web
Iraq is experiencing its worst sectarian violence since U.S. troops withdrew from the country in December 2011. The UN stated that 712 people were killed in sectarian violence in April, making it the deadliest month in Iraq since June 2008. So what next for Iraq?
“Fear is just a line in your head,” says Sabeen Mahmud, founder of The Second Floor café and the impetus behind Pakistan’s first hackathon. “You can choose what side of that line you want to be on.”
This Week in History
1792: Merchants gather together to form the New York Stock Exchange at 70 Wall Street.
1973: The Senate Watergate Committee begins its hearings.