US and China in Latin America
May 26, 2023
China-Latin America Relations Amid the Pink Tide 2.0
By Lunting Wu
The distinct features of the current leftist politics in Latin America may shape relations with China differently than during the first Pink Tide in the early 2000s.
May 11, 2023
Taiwan’s Future in Latin America
Patricio Giusto, Julieta Heduvan, and Brian Hioe discuss the future of Taiwan's diplomatic recognition in Latin America.
May 05, 2023
Latin and South America Are a Key to the United States’ Critical Minerals Puzzle
By Sam Howell
The U.S. depends on China for critical minerals, the backbone of the digital economy and modern military power.
April 18, 2023
Race to the Bottom: China and the Self-Defeating Logic of Transactional Diplomacy in the Americas
By R. Evan Ellis
The U.S. shouldn’t base its Latin America policy on trying to match China’s actions in the region.
March 28, 2023
Honduras’ China Switch and the Aftershocks
By Wang Linbin
Honduras has officially terminated diplomatic relations with Taipei and embraced Beijing instead. Given China’s positioning in Latin America, this is not an isolated event.
March 25, 2023
China’s Uneven Military, Political, and Commercial Advance in Panama
By R. Evan Ellis
Since establishing ties in 2017, China has invested significant effort in Panama and made important, if uneven, progress in building influence.
March 11, 2023
How Taiwan Become a Key Issue in Paraguay’s Presidential Election
By Julieta Heduvan and Juan Manuel Harán
With economic pressure building for a change, Paraguay’s presidential race could determine the future of Taiwan’s presence in South America.
February 07, 2023
China Admits There’s a 2nd Chinese Balloon Over Latin America
By Shannon Tiezzi
Like the balloon spotted over the United States, the Pentagon claimed the object was used for surveillance; Beijing says it was blown off course while conducting civilian research.
September 01, 2022
Taiwan’s Future in Latin America and the Caribbean
By Ryan C. Berg and Wazim Mowla
Eight of Taiwan’s 14 diplomatic allies are in the Western hemisphere. How can Taipei – and Washington – keep these partners on side?
May 16, 2022
Taiwan Fights for Its Diplomatic Survival in Latin America
By Patricio Giusto and Juan Manuel Harán
How long will the region’s smaller, cash-strapped countries be able to remain aligned with Taipei?
May 13, 2022
Latin America’s Choice and the Cross-strait Diplomatic Battle
By Wang Linbin and Lee Jonghyuk
Latin America and the Caribbean is home to eight of Taiwan's 14 remaining diplomatic allies. As China's influence in the region expands, can Taiwan keep its partners?
March 01, 2022
China in Latin America: The Western Hemisphere Security Strategy Act
By Mercy A. Kuo
Insights from R. Evan Ellis.
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