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Thiago de Aragao

Thiago de Aragao

Thiago de Aragao is the director of strategy at Arko Advice, the leading public affairs company in Latin America.

Thiago de Aragao is the director of strategy at Arko Advice, the leading public affairs company in Latin America. He has given presentations about the Brazilian and Latin American political environment in over a dozen countries and universities in the United States, Canada, Europe, and China. A specialist in political risk analysis and political network analysis, focused on China-Latin America relations, through his work he advises over 100 companies, rating agencies and investment funds from Brazil, the U.S., and Europe. He is a senior associate at the Center for Strategic and International Studies and columnist of the leading Brazilian newspaper, O Estado de S. Paulo.

Thiago is an alum of the Johns Hopkins School of Advanced International Studies (Master in Global Policy) and currently sits on the board of Fight Cancer Global Organization. In May 2021, Thiago testified at the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Committee, U.S. Congress.

Posts by Thiago de Aragao
February 03, 2024

The Iran Factor in the China-Taiwan-US Triangle

By Thiago de Aragao
China could seek to use Iran as a tool to push the United States farther and farther from Taiwan.

December 20, 2023

The Geopolitical Ripple: How China-US Tensions Reshape Business in Latin America

By Thiago de Aragao
The rivalry between Washington and Beijing has put Latin American countries in a challenging position, particularly as the region's economic dependence on China grows.
October 13, 2023

Israel, Iran, and China Put to the Test 

By Thiago de Aragao
There is an important connection between China and Hamas’ attack last weekend.

August 28, 2023

BRICS: A China-Led Group Looking for Relevance

By Thiago de Aragao
Everything that is being proposed at the BRICS summit is already being done – often more effectively – at the bilateral level by China.

August 09, 2023

Why China’s Stock Exchange Creates a Headache the Chinese Communist Party

By Thiago de Aragao
With investors souring on real estate, stocks are now the investment destination of choice – and they increasingly provide a barometer of public confidence in China’s future.

October 04, 2022

How Will Brazil’s Next President Approach Asia Policy?

By Thiago de Aragao
Whether Bolsonaro or Lula, Brazil’s next president will face a complex global milieu in which Asia is increasingly the center of the world.
September 08, 2021

The US Still Doesn’t Understand China’s Strategy in Latin America

By Thiago de Aragao
It's not that China understands Latin America better than the U.S. Rather, China has a pragmatic approach that fits the profile of Latin American governments and leaders.

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