Evan Ellis: China in Latin America — the Ecuador Case with Sidebars on Venezuela and Bolivia

While this article was written prior to President Moreno’s December 2018 trip to the PRC (securing a new $900 million loan), you may find this article a useful sector-by-sector analysis of the relationship, with a comparison to China’s relationship with Venezuela and Bolivia, as well as discussion of President Moreno’s attempt to secure more equitable …

R. Evan Ellis: The Impact of China on the Latin American Security Environment

The Impact of China on the Latin American Security Environment To frame the nature of China’s impacts on the Latin America and Caribbean security environment, it is important to understand that the rise of the PRC is simultaneously affecting the region in multiple interdependent ways, often indirect and unintentional. These include altering its economic structure, …

Evan Ellis: China Arms Sales Grow in South America

Should U.S. be worried about Chinese arms sales in the region? To some degree, Chinese weapons are capturing market share from Russian systems in states that have traditionally been anti-U.S. as well as in other parts of the region. Indeed, the electronics in some Chinese systems and the quality of Chinese support in maintenance and …

Evan Ellis: China CELAC Americas

Estimado Colega: Mientras que esta semana los líderes de china y CELAC se reúnen en Beijing, para incluir conversaciones de $20MM en ayuda adicional para Venezuela, le escribo para compartir con Ud. mi último artículo sobre el impacto de la RPCh sobre el entorno estratégico de América Latina y el Caribe, publicado en la edición …

Evan Ellis: China Fills Vacuum in Latin America

In the article, just published by the University of Miami Center for Hemispheric Policy, as part of their “Perspectives on the Americas” series, I review the key promises and proposals associated with Chinese President Xis recent trip to Brazil, Argentina, Venezuela and Cuba, as well as their implications for the strategic position of the U.S. …

Evan Ellis: China’s Advance in Latin America has more Challenges than Xi’s Visit Suggests

China’s Advance in Latin America has more Challenges than Xi’s Visit Suggests I recently taught a course in China based on my soon-to-be released book, Chinese Companies on the Ground in Latin America. While there, I interacted with Chinese research colleagues and students who hope to be the next Chinese diplomats and managers relocated to …

Evan Ellis: Latin America Engagement with China

Latin America’s Foreign Policy as the Region Engages China Security and Defense Studies Review (Volume 15 / 2014) This article examines the foreign policy of Latin America and the Caribbean toward the People’s Republic of China. It finds that, for those nations recognizing Taiwan most Latin American nations have had relatively few political differences with …

Evan Ellis: Russia, Iran, and China in Latin America

I am writing to share with you my new article, “Russia, Iran and China in Latin America,” just published by the American Foreign Policy Committee in their e-journal “Defense Dossier.”  The work comparatively examines the activities of the three extra-regional actors in Latin America and the Caribbean, including ways in which commercial and governmental initiatives …

Evan Ellis: China Pulls Back from Argentina

I am writing to pass along to you a story from Argentina which, in addition to the story itself, says much about the nature of Chinese engagement in the region, including how the Chinese approach to pursuing business and political objectives in the region differs from that of the US. For me, the story below …

Evan Ellis: China in Venezuelan Oil

In the aftermath of elections in Venezuela, I am writing to share with you my new publication “China, Russia, India and the Venezuelan Petroleum Industry,” just published by Latin Business Chronicle. PDF (5 Pages): CN RU IN & VE Oil Given the amount of confusion that has existed about the role of external actors in Venezuela, …