Skip to main content

Jorge G. Castañeda

Jorge G. Castañeda

Writing for PS since 2004
88 commentaries

Jorge G. Castañeda, a former foreign minister of Mexico, is a professor at New York University and the author of America Through Foreign Eyes (Oxford University Press, 2020).

Sort by: Show:
  1. From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America
    castaneda88_GERARDO MENOSCALAFP via Getty Images_latin america safety GERARDO MENOSCAL/AFP via Getty Images

    From Welfare State to Safe State in Latin America

    Apr 18, 2024 Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami urge the region’s progressives to start treating security as an essential component of social protection.

  2. Mexico’s Democracy Is at Stake in 2024
    castaneda87_ ALFREDO ESTRELLAAFP via Getty Images_sheinbaumAMLO Alfredo Estrella/AFP via Getty Images

    Mexico’s Democracy Is at Stake in 2024

    Jan 17, 2024 Jorge G. Castañeda warns that the presidential election in June could end a generation-long trend of transfers of peaceful power.

  3. Allende’s Shadow in Today’s Chile
    castaneda86_Jose VeasNurPhoto via Getty Image_allende Jose Veas/Nur/Photo via Getty Images

    Allende’s Shadow in Today’s Chile

    Sep 8, 2023 Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami consider how the failed “road to socialism,” cut short by Pinochet’s coup, still reverberates 50 years later.

  4. Latin America’s Beleaguered Democracies
    castaneda85_Andressa AnholeteGetty Images_brazilprotest Andressa Anholete/Getty Images

    Latin America’s Beleaguered Democracies

    Jul 12, 2023 Jorge G. Castañeda surveys political developments in the region that point to an alarming rise in authoritarian sentiment.

  5. Reversing Latin America’s Democratic Decay
    castaneda84_NELSON ALMEIDAAFP via Getty Images_democracysouthamerica Nelson Almeida/AFP via Getty Images

    Reversing Latin America’s Democratic Decay

    Apr 5, 2023 Jorge G. Castañeda & Carlos Ominami argue that long-term efforts to build strong welfare states must be buttressed by "fast democratic deliverables."

Follow Jorge G. Castañeda

Never miss a commentary by Jorge G. Castañeda

  1. mazzucato68_Muhammet Ikbal ArslanAnadolu via Getty Images_worldhealthassembly Muhammet Ikbal Arslan/Anadolu via Getty Images

    The Economics of Health for All

    Mariana Mazzucato explains why pandemic prevention and preparedness must be embedded in economic policymaking.
  2. roach166_Kevin DietschGetty Images)_shipping Kevin Dietsch/Getty Images

    The Dangerous Incoherence of US Trade Policy

    Stephen S. Roach warns that America’s latest tariffs against China raise the risk of a catastrophic superpower conflict.
  3. songwe13_Anna MoneymakerGetty Images_rutobiden Anna Moneymaker/Getty Images

    A New Dawn for US-African Cooperation?

    Vera Songwe identifies three ways that the United States can ultimately help itself by helping the continent.
  4. GettyImages-1166756409

    Raghuram G. Rajan and Rohit Lamba on Indian job creation, industrial policy, democracy, and more

    Raghuram G. Rajan & Rohit Lamba argue that India must place the highest priority on creating and owning intellectual property, advocate an alternative to interventionist industrial policies like subsidies, call for the decentralization of Indian governance at every level, and more.
  5. samadashvili2_ GIORGI ARJEVANIDZEAFP via Getty Images_protest georgia GIORGI ARJEVANIDZE/AFP via Getty Images

    The Global Implications of Georgia’s Political Crisis

    Salome Samadashvili

    Borrowing from the Kremlin’s playbook, Bidzina Ivanishvili, Georgia’s de facto ruler, is seeking to eliminate foreign-funded NGOs, suppress independent media, and eradicate the political opposition. His determination to establish an authoritarian regime reflects his harmony of interests with Russian President Vladimir Putin.

    implores the US and Europe to bolster democracy in the country at a make-or-break moment.
  6. op_whatley11_Chun Shu EyeEm_openbook Chun Shu/EyeEm/Getty Images

    Read More Summer 2024 Reading List

    PS editors share books that have impressed them lately, and say why you should consider adding them to your summer reading list.
  7. berglof38_CHAIDEER MAHYUDDINAFP via Getty Images_mangroves indonesia CHAIDEER MAHYUDDIN/AFP via Getty Images

    Building Resilience in the Developing World

    Erik Berglöf argues for additional financing mechanisms to protect low-income economies against proliferating shocks.
  8. milani5_Fatemeh BahramiAnadolu via Getty Images_iran raisi Fatemeh Bahrami/Anadolu via Getty Images

    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
  9. rogoff249_Alex WongGetty Images_powellbiden Alex Wong/Getty Images

    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.

Edit Newsletter Preferences

Set up Notification

To receive email updates regarding this {entity_type}, please enter your email below.

If you are not already registered, this will create a PS account for you. You should receive an activation email shortly.