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Falklands Fever Not Likely to Turn into War

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COHA Aide-memoire: Falklands Fever Not Likely to Turn into War

As tension continues to rise between Britain and Argentina over claims to the Falkland/Malvinas Islands, the Council on Hemispheric Affairs explores the motives behind the inflammatory rhetoric. This report argues that while armed conflict is unlikely, the unwavering position of both countries' leaders suggests a deeper shift in their foreign and economic policies.

This analysis was prepared by the following members of the Council on Hemispheric Affairs: Director Larry Birns and Research Associates Alex Gibson, Gustavo de Lima Palhares, and Faizaan Sami.

To read the full analysis, click here.

Improving the Education System in Guatemala is the Only Answer to Violent Crime

While it is important for the Guatemalan government to fight the heightened crime in the country, their approach to this has not had any concrete effects. In order to truly transform the state of poverty and crime that has plagued the central American nation, reform should start in its schools, led by its Ministry of Education.

This analysis was prepared by Megan McAdams, Research Associate at the Council on Hemispheric Affairs

To read the full analysis, click here.
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Wednesday February 15, 2012 | Research Memorandum 12.8

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