Ted Piccone is a senior fellow with the Project on International Order and Strategy and Latin America Initiative in the Foreign Policy Program at Brookings. His research is focused on global democracy and human rights policies; U.S.-Latin American relations, including Cuba; emerging powers; and multilateral affairs. Previously, he served as the acting vice president and director from 2013-2014 and deputy director from 2008-2013 of the Foreign Policy Program. He is the author of the book Five Rising Democracies and the Fate of the International Liberal Order (Brookings Institution Press, 2016).