Writing

The following are selected publications arranged in chronological order (from oldest to newest).


2008-2009


1.     “A Second Public Hearing in Mombasa: Muslims for Human Rights and Social Auditing in Kenya,” (Washington: International Bugdet Partnership Newsletter, 2008) available at http://internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/newsletter45.pdf
2.     “NGOs Gear Toward Transparency and Greater Participation in the Philippines’ Budget Process,” (Washington: International Budget Partnership Newsletter, 2008) available at http://internationalbudget.org/wp-content/uploads/2008/05/newsletter44.pdf  
3.     “The Chavez Shuffle” (Washington: Center for American Progress, 2009), available at http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/07/chavez_shuffle.html [read this article in Spanish]
4.     “It’s All About Fútbol: Soccer Helps Build Multicultural Integration” (Washington: Center for American Progress, 2009), available at http://www.americanprogress.org/issues/2009/10/futbol_multicultural_integration.html [read  this article in Spanish]

2010 - 2011

5.     “The War on Drugs: A Pan-Regional Fight” (Washington: Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2010), available at http://www.coha.org/the-war-on-drugs-a-pan-regional-fight/
6.     “Post-Guerrilla Colombia—A Silver Lining?” (New York: World Policy Institute, 2010), available at http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2010/11/03/post-guerrilla-colombia%E2%80%94-silver-lining
7.     “Immigration Reform: Reconciling the Views of Business and Labor” (Washington: Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2010), available at http://www.coha.org/immigration-reform-reconciling-the-views-of-business-and-labor/
8.     “Reclaiming the OAS’s Future in the Americas” (New York: World Policy Institute, 2010), available at http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2010/12/01/reclaiming-oas%E2%80%99s-future-americas
9.     “WikiLeaks and Latin America: New Revelations, Same Policies” (New York: World Policy Institute, 2011), available at http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2011/01/04/wikileaks-and-latin-america-new-revelations-same-policies
10.  “Colombia’s Petition to Join the OECD: The New Kid of the Block?” (Washington: Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2011), http://www.coha.org/colombias-petition-to-join-the-oecd-the-new-kid-on-the-block/
11.  “Blurred Borders in the ‘War on Drugs’” (New York, World Policy Institute, 2011), available at http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2011/03/31/blurred-border-war-drugs 
12.  “After Bin Laden’s Demise, Are U.S.-Latin American Relations At Bay Again?” (Washington: Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2011), available at http://www.coha.org/after-bin-laden%E2%80%99s-demise-are-u-s-latin-american-relations-at-bay-again/
13.  “The (Other) Longest War: The Fight on Drugs Turns 40” (New York: World Policy Institute, 2011), available at http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2011/07/06/other-longest-war
14.  “State of Affairs: The Nascent Colombian-Venezuelan Relations” (Washington, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2011), available at http://cohaforum.wordpress.com/2011/07/11/state-of-affairs-the-nascent-colombian-venezuelan-relations/
15.  “United States: Latino Perspectives on the Anniversary of 9/11” (Global Voices, 2011), available in http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/09/11/united-states-latino-perspectives-of-the-anniversary-of-911/  (also available in Spanish, French, Malagasy, and Chinese.)
16.  “United States: ‘Occupy Wall Street’ Takes the Heart of New York’s Financial District” (Global Voices, 2011), available in http://globalvoicesonline.org/2011/09/25/united-states-occupy-wall-street-takes-the-heart-of-new-yorks-financial-district/ (also available in Spanish, French, Malagasy, Greek, Bangla, Italian, Japanese, and Bahasa Indonesia).
17.  “”Alliance for Progress’ Still a Noble Goal in Latin America” (New York: World Policy Institute, 2011), available at http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2011/09/20/alliance-progress-still-noble-goal-latin-america
18.  “Is Free Trade Good for Colombia and the United States?” (Washington: Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2011), available at http://www.coha.org/is-free-trade-good-for-colombia-and-is-it-good-for-the-u-s/
19.  “The Wait Is Over: Congress Awards Free Trade Agreements, Ignoring Workers’ Plight” (Washington, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2011), available at http://www.coha.org/the-wait-is-over-congress-awards-free-trade-agreements-ignoring-the-benefits-of-workers/
20.  “Mexican Drug Cartels Are Not Terrorists: Behind the Alleged Iranian Quds-Zetas Ties” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2011) available at http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2011/10/26/mexican-drug-cartels-are-not-terrorists


2012

21.  “It’s Not Over Till It’s Over: Why The Recent Killings of FARC’s Leaders Do Not Represent the End of Colombia’s Armed Conflict,” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2011) available at http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2011/11/08/colombia-it%E2%80%99s-not-over-till-it%E2%80%99s-over
22.  “With Chavez’s Illness, Is the Left All Right in Venezuela?” (Washington, Council on Hemispheric Affairs, 2012) http://www.coha.org/15516/
23.  “Revised: With Al-Qaeda’s Decline and Ten Years after 9/11, are U.S- Latin America Relations at Bay?” Democracy and Society Journal, Georgetown University, Spring 2012, available at http://www.democracyandsociety.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/01/DSSpring2012.pdf
24.  “The Ugly Truth: the State of the Union and the Republican Debate in Florida on U.S. Latin American Relations,” http://www.coha.org/the-ugly-truth/
25.  “Latin American Prison Deaths: No Mere Coincidence” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/03/05/latin-american-prison-deaths-no-mere-coincidence 
26.  “In Cartagena, Romancing the Undone: Analysis of the Sixth Summit of the Americas” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/04/16/cartagena-romancing-undone
27.  “Straight Talk on the War on Drugs: An Interview with Ethan Nadelmann” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/05/18/straight-talk-war-drugs
28.  “Latin American Leaders Stepping Out from the Shadows” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/06/07/latin-american-leaders-stepping-out-shadows
29.  “A Mexican Cartel’s Day at the Races” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/06/27/mexican-cartels-day-races
30.  “Colombia and FARC: Will the Internal Conflict Reach an End?” Yale Journal of International Affairs, Summer 2012. http://yalejournal.org/2012/07/colombia-and-farc-will-the-internal-conflict-reach-an-end/
31.  “Colombia Faces Its Demons: Justice for the Escobar Era” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/07/20/colombia-faces-its-demons-justice-escobar-era
32.  “The Andean Tigers: Will Colombia and Peru Land on their Feet?” (New York: World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/07/31/andean-tigers-will-colombia-and-peru-land-their-feet
33.  “The Deceptive Gains of the War on Drugs” (New York: World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/08/06/deceptive-gains-war-drugs
34.  “Calming Colombia and Nicaragua’s Murky Waters” (New York: World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/08/21/calming-colombia-and-nicaraguas-murky-waters
35.  “Are Vice Presidents Necessary? The Case of Latin America’s Second-In-Command” (New York: World Policy Journal, 2012), http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/09/06/are-vice-presidents-necessary
36.  “It’s Time to Nip Colombia’s Internal Conflict in the Bud” (Washington: Georgetown Journal of International Affairs, 2012)  http://journal.georgetown.edu/2012/09/07/its-time-to-nip-colombias-internal-conflict-in-the-bud-by-robert-valencia/
37.  “What Patriotism Means for Latinos in a Post 9/11 World” (Washington, La Plaza’s Latinovations, 2012) http://blog.latinovations.com/2012/09/13/guest-blogger-robert-valencia-what-patriotism-means-for-latinos-in-a-post-911-world/
38.  “Venezuela’s Future in the Crosshairs: The Chávez-Capriles Election” (New York, World Policy, 2012) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/09/27/venezuela%E2%80%99s-future-crosshairs
39.  “Redemption After Jail: How the World Reintegrates Ex-Prisoners” (New York, World Policy Journal, 2012) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/10/04/redemption-after-jail-how-world-reintegrates-ex-prisoners
40.  “The War Within: How the U.S. War on Drugs Casts a Shadow over Communities of Color” (Washington, Latinovations, 2012) http://blog.latinovations.com/2012/10/05/guest-blogger-robert-valencia-the-war-within-how-the-u-s-war-on-drugs-casts-a-shadow-over-communities-of-color/
41.  Despite Chávez Victory, Venezuelan Opposition Gains Ground (Washington, World Policy Institute, 2012) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/10/09/despite-ch%C3%A1vez-victory-venezuelan-opposition-gains-ground
42.  “Colombia and the Philippines: Worlds Apart but on the Same Path to Peace” (New York, World Policy Institute, 2012) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/10/19/colombia-and-philippines-worlds-apart-same-path-peace
43.  “The U.S. Should Stop Ignoring Latin America: A Post-Election Analysis” (New York, World Policy Institute, 2012)
www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/11/07/us-should-stop-ignoring-latin-america
44.  “State of Democracy: A Conversation with former Peruvian President Alejandro Toledo” (New York, World Policy Institute, 2012) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/11/30/state-democracy-conversation-former-peruvian-president-alejandro-toledo
45.  “Latin America’s Top 5 News Stories of 2012” (New York, World Policy Institute, 2012) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/12/12/latin-america%E2%80%99s-top-5-news-stories-2012

2013

46.  “Dead or Alive? Chávez Brings Uncertainty to Venezuela” (New York, World Policy Institute, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/01/10/dead-or-alive-ch%C3%A1vez-brings-uncertainty-venezuela
47.  “From Montevideo to Washington: A New Dawn for Drug Policy” (New York, World Policy Institute, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/01/16/montevideo-washington-new-dawn-drug-policy
48.  “The Curious Case of the World Court’s Territorial Rulings” (New York, World Policy Institute, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/01/24/curious-case-world-court’s-territorial-rulings 
49.   “For Latin America, The Meaning of John Kerry as Secretary of State” (Georgetown, 2013), http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/02/06/for-latin-america-the-meaning-of-john-kerry-as-u-s-secretary-of-state-by-robert-valencia/
50.  Diplomatic Efforts in Latin America Require Fresh Faces (ISN Zurich, 2013) http://www.isn.ethz.ch/isn/Digital-Library/Articles/Detail/?lng=en&id=159624
51.  The Persistence of the Latin American Left (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/02/22/persistence-latin-american-left
52.  Pandering a Strongman: South American Leaders Visit Equatorial Guinea’s Teodoro Obiang (COHA, 2013)  http://www.coha.org/pandering-a-strongman-south-american-leaders-visit-equatorial-guineas-teodoro-obiang/
53.  “A Silver Lining in the Juvenile Justice System” (Latinovations, 2013) http://blog.latinovations.com/2013/03/22/guest-blogger-robert-valencia-a-silver-lining-in-the-juvenile-justice-system/
54.  Mater Si, Magistra No? Pope Francis and the Latin American Left (Georgetown, 2013) http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/03/15/mater-si-magistra-no-pope-francis-and-the-latin-american-left-by-robert-valencia/
55.  After Chavez’s Demise, A Shot at Real Change for Venezuela (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2012/03/07/after-ch%C3%A1vez%E2%80%99s-demise-shot-real-change-venezuela-0
56.  Give Colombia’s Long-Overdue Peace a Chance (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/05/08/give-colombia%E2%80%99s-long-overdue-peace-chance
57.  Chilean Movie “No” Teaches a Lesson to Progressive Latinos (Latinovations, 2013) http://www.latinovations.com/2013/02/22/guest-blogger-robert-valencia-chilean-movie-no-teaches-a-lesson-to-progressive-latinos-2/
58.  The Pacific Alliance: A Promising Yardstick of Latin America’s Prosperity (Georgetown, 2013) http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/05/06/the-pacific-alliance-a-promising-yardstick-of-latin-americas-prosperity-by-robert-valencia/ 
59.  Maduro’s Slim Win: An Omen of Waning Chavismo (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/04/16/maduros-slim-win-omen-waning-chavismo
60.  How the Latin American Press Is Losing its Voice (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/03/19/how-latin-american-press-losing-its-voice
61.  Chávez and Vitriolic Rhetoric Still Prevail in Venezuela’s Elections (Georgetown, 2013) http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/04/12/chavez-and-vitriolic-rhetoric-still-prevail-in-venezuelas-elections-by-robert-valencia/
62.  Guatemala’s Quest for Justice (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/04/10/guatemalas-quest-justice
63.  U.S. and Latin America: Economic Cooperation without Militarization? (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/05/20/us-and-latin-america-economic-cooperation-without-militarization
64.  U.S. and China: The Fight for Latin America (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/06/24/us-and-china-fight-latin-america
65.  Why would Edward Snowden Want to Go to Ecuador? (Global Voices Advocacy, 2013) http://advocacy.globalvoicesonline.org/2013/07/08/why-would-edward-snowden-want-to-go-to-ecuador/
66.  Looking South: Weighing Snowden’s Options (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/07/23/looking-south-weighing-snowdens-options
68.  Putting an End to Racial Stereotypes Amid a Broken U.S. Criminal Justice System (International Political Forum, 2013), http://internationalpoliticalforum.com/putting-an-end-to-racial-stereotypes-amid-a-broken-u-s-criminal-justice/
69.  From Montevideo to Washington: The Case for Drug Legislation in the Americas (Georgetown, 2013), http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/08/31/from-montevideo-to-washington-the-case-for-drug-legislation-in-the-americas-by-robert-valencia/
70.  Colombia’s Farmers Need Help Now (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/09/17/colombias-farmers-need-help-now
71.  How Breaking Bad Explains the Universe of Drugs (and its Futile War Against It), (International Political Forum, 2013) http://internationalpoliticalforum.com/how-breaking-bad-explains-the-universe-of-drugs-and-its-futile-war-against-it/
72.  The World In Turbulent Waters (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/10/08/world-turbulent-waters
73.  Has the Ibero-American Summit Lost Its Mojo? (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/11/01/has-ibero-american-summit-lost-its-mojo
74.  In Venezuela, A Much-Questioned Pursuit of Supreme Happiness (Georgetown, 2013) http://journal.georgetown.edu/2013/11/05/in-venezuela-a-much-questioned-pursuit-of-happiness-by-robert-valencia/
75.  Lessons for Colombia’s Peace Process (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/11/15/lessons-colombias-peace-process
76.  Can Fútbol Foster Peace in Colombia? (WPJ, 2013) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2013/12/09/can-fútbol-foster-peace-colombia   

2014

77.  Can Brazil Help Roll Back U.S. Surveillance? (openDemocracy, 2014) http://www.opendemocracy.net/openglobalrights/robert-valencia/can-brazil-help-roll-back-us-surveillance
78.  The Role of the Paramilitary in Mexican Security (WPJ, 2014)  http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/01/22/role-paramilitary-mexican-security
79.  Nicolás Maduro’s Role in Venezuela’s Current Turmoil (WPJ, 2014) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/02/18/president-maduros-role-venezuelas-violence
80.  El Chapo’s Arrest: The End of the Drug War? (WPJ, 2014) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/02/24/el-chapo’s-arrest-end-drug-war
81.  Should Uruguay be an Alternative to 21st Century Socialism? (Georgetown, 2014) http://journal.georgetown.edu/2014/03/19/should-uruguay-be-the-alternative-to-21st-century-socialism-by-robert-valencia/
82.  Defending Human Rights in Latin America (WPJ, 2014) Forthcoming http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/04/14/defending-human-rights-latin-america
83.  Gabriel García Márquez: Latin America’s Body and Soul (WPJ, 2014) http://www.worldpolicy.org/blog/2014/04/25/gabriel-garc%C3%ADa-márquez-latin-america’s-body-and-soul

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