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Claudia Gago Ostos

Claudia Gago Ostos

Research Intern, State Resilience and Fragility Program

Claudia Gago is the Research Intern for the State Resilience and Fragility Unit. She is originally from Caracas, Venezuela, and has experience working in Think Tanks, Non-Governmental Organizations, and Advocacy Groups. Claudia has researched organized crime, Non-State Armed Groups, Civil Resistance, State repression, and regime longevity. She has also worked on research projects in Venezuela and through the Latin American Region.

Claudia is currently pursuing a Master’s in Law and Diplomacy at the Fletcher School of Diplomacy, focusing on Conflict Resolution and Peace Negotiations and International Security. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Relations and Political Science, with a Minor in Latin American Studies from Loyola University Chicago, as well as a Certificate in International Relations from the Johns Hopkins University – Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies (SAIS).

Latest Articles

Brazil’s Next Elections Bring the Risk of Social Unrest 

Brazil’s Next Elections Bring the Risk of Social Unrest 

The upcoming general election in Brazil brings the risk of political violence and instability similar to the United States’ experience on Jan. 6, 2021. Claudia C. Gago Ostos writes that the Biden administration needs to consider how it would react to such circumstances in Brazil – and how it intends to reset U.S. relations with Brazil regardless of the election’s outcome.

What the Summit of the Americas Could Mean for Regional Relationships

What the Summit of the Americas Could Mean for Regional Relationships

If the 2022 Summit of the Americas fails, Washington runs the risk that an illiberal alliance could form within Latin America that could give China and Russia a pathway to enter into direct competition with the United States.

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Affects Latin America  

How Russia’s Invasion of Ukraine Affects Latin America  

The conflict in Ukraine is giving some of Russia’s Latin American partners pause about their relationships with Moscow. Russia has built its influence in Latin America as leverage against the United States, but Washington could use doubts about Russia in light of the invasion to decrease the Kremlin’s ability to play in the Western Hemisphere.