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Geopolitical Competition & Infrastructure Investment in the Americas Report: August 2022

Geopolitical openings and commercial opportunities in Argentina, Brazil, Colombia and Mexico

Backlash Over Energy Costs Constricts European Policy Options Heading Into Winter

European energy solidarity isn’t dead, but regional gas-sharing agreements and sympathy for Germany are both in woefully short supply, with mixed implications for industry

South Korean Leader’s Plummeting Approval Illustrates Challenge of Closer Ties With Japan. It Might Not Be Possible Without U.S. Help

A tense shared history and misaligned domestic priorities is making it difficult for Washington’s two biggest Asian allies to mend fences

Bongbong Marcos Is Popular in the Philippines, but He’s Not Yet in Duterte’s League

Even among those old enough to remember his father’s authoritarian reign, new Filipino President Ferdinand Marcos Jr. enjoys supermajority approval

The Summit of the Americas Is Happening Without Latin America’s Most Popular Major Leader

Mexican President Andres Manuel López Obrador, who is sending his foreign minister in his stead, bucks the trend as Latin America’s leaders face high levels of discontent and tough social challenges

Australians Back Their New Leader by a 2-to-1 Margin

51% of Australians approve of Prime Minister Anthony Albanese’s job performance

U.S. Standing in Japan and South Korea Slips After Pelosi’s Taiwan Trip

Views of the United States remain favorable overall, but Pelosi’s high-profile stop in Taiwan did little to reinforce America’s position with its East Asian allies

China’s Alliance With Russia Weakens Its Position in Eastern Europe

Beijing is popular in much of the developing world, but its support for Russia during the invasion of Ukraine is dimming its brightest prospects to make inroads in Europe

The Uvalde Shooting and Roe Reversal Have Diminished America’s Standing in Europe

Reputational gains that materialized following the strong U.S. response to Russia’s invasion of Ukraine have now been undone

Brazil’s Place in the World May Be at Stake in Its Coming Election

A “Lula” victory on Oct. 2 could resuscitate Brazil’s traditional foreign policy of active global engagement, but don’t discount the electoral power of Bolsonaro’s inward-looking populism just yet

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