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February 10, 2024

Interviews

Milei and the World

An interview with Maia Colodenco on Argentina’s foreign policy

It didn’t take long for the new President of Argentina, Javier Milei, to don gloves in the international arena and showcase his libertarian approach to foreign policy. Some political gestures have already stirred conflicts with Brazil and China—the country’s two…

February 10, 2024

Interviews

Milei y el Mundo

Una entrevista con Maia Colodenco sobre la política exterior de Argentina

Al nuevo presidente de Argentina, Javier Milei, no le llevó mucho tiempo ponerse los guantes en la arena internacional para mostrar cómo es la política exterior de un libertario. Con Brasil y China, que son los dos socios comerciales más…

January 6, 2024

Analysis

External Imbalance

Inflation, exchange rates, and the Argentine peso

In August 2023, a week after winning Argentina’s primary elections, now-president Javier Milei, publicly stated that the Argentine peso was “worth less than excrement.” In the next two days, the dollar-peso parallel exchange rate climbed almost 20 percent, intensifying the…

December 21, 2023

Analysis

Anarcho-Capitalism

Argentina between the IMF and China

Since the early 2000s, Argentine development finance has undergone a profound transformation. Amid cyclical debt defaults and endless negotiations with Western investors and the IMF, Chinese overseas investment loans have slowly crept to the fore. Between 2007 and 2020, Argentina…

December 13, 2023

Interviews

La Argentina de Milei

Una entrevista con Mercedes D’Alessandro

El 10 de diciembre Javier Milei juró como presidente de Argentina, fecha que también marca el 40 aniversario de la redemocratización del país. Milei—economista de extrema derecha que se autodenomina “anarcocapitalista”, negacionista de la dictadura militar y fan declarado de…

December 13, 2023

Interviews

Milei’s Argentina

An interview with Mercedes D’Alessandro

On December 10, the fortieth anniversary of Argentina’s redemocratization, Javier Milei was sworn in as the country’s new president. Milei—a far-right economist who calls himself an “anarcho-capitalist,” denies the existence of the military dictatorship, and claims to be a fan…

October 28, 2023

Analysis

The Dollarization Threat

Javier Milei and Argentina’s pivotal election

The results of Argentina’s first-round elections on October 22 were not to be expected. Conservative former security minister and election favorite Patricia Bullrich came in third place, knocking her out of the running for the presidency, which will be decided…

July 23, 2022

Interviews

Resource Nationalism and Decarbonization

Revisiting “resource nationalism” in a new era of raw minerals demand

Across Latin America, a recent wave of left electoral victories has drawn comparisons to “Pink Tide” of the early 2000s. The current moment, however, coincides with a global push towards decarbonization, and much of the world’s supply of commodities essential…

February 11, 2022

Analysis

A New Developmentalism?

On the stages of Argentine developmentalism.

In 2003, led by the government of Néstor Kirchner (2003–2007), Argentina’s developmental agenda regained momentum. From the ashes of privatization, deregulation, and liberalization emerged a consensus agenda that put the public sphere at the center of the growth engine. The…