Tom draws on his research to connect with audiences beyond academia. He has been quoted in print/online publications including Bloomberg News, Reuters, The Guardian, and CNBC News; his general audience articles have appeared in outlets including The Conversation, Americas Quarterly, The National Interest, and Global Americans. In addition, he regularly comments in English and Spanish on Latin American politics and international relations on radio and television, including the BBC, Sky News, Al Jazeera and Deutsche Welle. For a list of selected media engagement, see below. Photographs available for media use are available.
General audience publications
Essay, “Biden’s North American Reset?” American University Latin America blog, January 21, 2020. With Eric Hershberg.
Essay, “Biden’s Latin America policy will be constrained more by weak regional leadership than by Florida’s electoral politics,” LSE Latin America Blog, January 19, 2020.
Essay, “Paraguay una vez más se cuestiona si Taiwán o China,” FLACSO Blog, May 16, 2020. With Gustavo Rojas and Francsico Urdinez.
Essay, “Taiwan’s Last Stand in South America,” in Americas Quarterly, May 7, 2020. With Francisco Urdinez.
Essay, “Les Etats-Unis et les Amériques,” in OREMA Hypotheses, November 5, 2019. With Max Paul Friedman.
Essay, “Latin America: history of treaty used to impose sanctions on Venezuela shows it’s a clumsy way to advance democracy,” in The Conversation, October 9, 2019. With Max Paul Friedman.
Essay, “Latin America Already Has a Model to Solve Venezuela,” in Americas Quarterly, October 3, 2019. With Max Paul Friedman.
Op-ed, “Democracia en peligro en América Latina: ¿reanimar la Doctrina Larreta?” in La Diaria (Uruguay), September 29, 2019. With Max Paul Friedman.
Blog post, “Domestic politics and U.S.-Colombian relations,” AULA Blog, July 31, 2019. With Sebastián Bitar.
Op-ed, “Herança liberal pode ajudar América Latina a lidar com Maduro e Bolsonaro,” in Folha de S.Paulo, January 29, 2019
Op-ed, “Venezuela: how Latin American tolerance of illiberalism let a nation slide into crisis,” in The Conversation, January 25, 2019 | Republished by The New Statesman | Scroll.in | Gazeta do Povo (Portuguese)
“In Colombia it’s peace that makes for odd bedfellows,” Latin America Goes Global, September 14, 2016. Online.
“Peace in Colombia? Lessons from the failed 1999-2002 talks,” Latin America Goes Global, December 16, 2015. Online.
“Drugs, human rights, trade, and distrust: The evolution of U.S.-Mexican relations,” War on the Rocks, November 10, 2015. Online.
“Why U.S. Leaders Don’t Need to Fear Latin American ‘Soft Balancers,'” The National Interest, August 18, 2015. Online.
“US-Cuba relations will pay dividends in W. Hemisphere,” Orlando Sentinel, August 14, 2015. Online and print.
Cuando EU escucha a América Latina, El Universal (Mexico), July 20, 2015. Online and print.
“Estados Unidos y Venezuela: De la tragedia a la farsa,” El Universal (Mexico), March 20, 2015. Print and online.
The Non-Trade Trade, Americas Quarterly Blog, November 25, 2014. Online.
“Will tensions over security spoil Obama-Peña Nieto summit?” AULA Blog, April 16, 2013. Online.
Print and online (quotes and interviews)
Interview in O Popular, “Bolsonaro deveria desenvolver uma política externa real,” October 31, 2020
Qtd. in The Guardian, “Death of man after face mask arrest shines light on Mexican police brutality,” June 5, 2020
Research discussed inTaiwan News, “Paraguay could loosen ties with Taiwan in favor of China,” May 8, 2020
Qtd. in The Guardian, “Trump plan to label Mexico cartels as terror groups defies logic, experts say,” November 27, 2019.
Qtd. in Bloomberg News, “Embattled Honduran President Has a Friend in Trump,” June 11, 2019.
Qtd. in Vox, The Trump administration’s Venezuela policy is failing, May 3, 2019
Qtd. in World Finance, “The dawn of AMLO: Mexico’s new president is a force to be reckoned with,” April 12, 2019
Qtd. in AsiaWeekly (Yazhou Zhoukan), March 2019, on Venezuela
Qtd. in CNBC News, “What’s next for Venezuela?” 1 March 2019
Qtd. in CNBC News, “Venezuela crisis: US condemns Maduro for blocking critical point of entry for humanitarian aid,” February 7, 2019
Qtd. in El Universal, Imparcialidad: El reto en diálogo con Venezuela, February 6, 2019
Qtd. in CNBC News, “What next for Venezuela? Everything you need to know about the country with two presidents,” January 30, 2019
Qtd. in Vice News, “This is where we stand with the political crisis in Venezuela,” January 28, 2019
Qtd. in OUL Notícias (Brazil), “Bolsonaro terá de provar para opinião pública mundial que não é radical, dizem brasilianistas” October 29, 2018
Qtd. in Exame CEO (Brazil), “Poder adormecido,” September 2018
Qtd. by Lidovky.cz (Czech Republic) on Mexican presidential elections, July 2, 2018
Qtd. in The Guardian, “Fury as Mexico presidential candidate pitches amnesty for drug cartel kingpins,” December 4, 2017
Qtd. in The Guardian, “Mexico’s monthly murder rate reaches 20-year high,” June 21, 2017
Qtd. by CBS SF Bay Area, “President Trump’s Revamped Cuba Trade, Tourism Policy Met With Strong Opposition,” June 16, 2017
Qtd. in The Guardian, “Is Mexico really the second-deadliest country in the world?” May 12, 2017
Qtd. in La Nación (Argentina) regarding UFO appearances in 1947 (really). December 7, 2016. Online.
Interview with Press Association on U.S. election, November 9, 2016. Online, various sites.
Interview with Telemundo, August 12, 2020, on USMCA/TMEC (español)
Interview with Sky News, 2 May, 2019, on Venezuelan crisis
Interview with Al Jazeera NewsGrid, 24 February, 2019, on Venezuelan crisis
Interview with Sky News, 3 February, 2019, on Venezuelan crisis
Interview with Al Jazeera Inside Story, 1 February, 2019, on Venezuelan international gold reserve sales
Interview with France 24, 1 February, 2019, on Venezuelan crisis
Interview with Al Jazeera English, 7 September, 2018, on Brazilian elections
Interview with Al Jazeera English, 3 September 2018, on Argentina, peso devaluation and the IMF.
Interview with Deutsche Welle, December 4, 2017, on Venezuela’s economic and debt crisis.
Interviews with Al Jazeera English and Al Jazeera Arabic, May 30, 2017, on the death of Gen. Manuel Noriega.
Interview with BBC News, January 25, 2017, on Trump’s Mexico policies.
Interview with France 24, November 25, 2016, on Colombian peace agreement.
Interview with Sky News (UK), October 31, 2016, on state visit of Colombian President to the UK
Interview with Deutsche Welle English TV, October 7, 2016, on Colombian President Santos’ Nobel Peace Prize
Interview with Al Jazeera Inside Story, October 3, 2016 on victory of “No” vote in Colombian referendum
Interview with Deutsche Welle English TV, June 23, 2016 on FARC-Colombia ceasefire
Interview with France24, August 9, 2016, on the political and diplomatic impact of the Rio 2016 Olympic games.
Interview with BBC World Service, on Venezuelan crisis, February 25, 2019
Interview with Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio, on Venezuelan crisis, February 9, 2019
Interview with Fabien Jannic Cherbonnel, Radio France International, on Brazilian protests, May 25, 2017.
Podcast interview, Understanding Latin American Politics with Greg Week, January 12, 2017, on researching U.S.-Latin American relations
Interview with Dotun Adebayo, BBC 5 Live (3:17:31), October 8, 2016, on Santos Nobel Peace Prize
Interviews with Fabien Jannic Cherbonnel, on Colombia peace deal on Radio France International, August 24, 2016 (minute 8); on Santos Nobel Peace Prize, October 7, 2016
Interview with Nora Patricia Jara on Antena Radio (Mexico) on U.S.-Venezuelan relations
Interview with Federico Lamont on ABC Radio (Mexico) on U.S.-Cuban relations
Interview with BBC Radio Berkshire on U.S. primary elections