Analysis

Shifter in CGTN Video

Shifter: “We have seen the United States increasingly withdrawn from the region and a lot of attention being diverted elsewhere”

Michael Shifter, President of the Inter-American Dialogue, was interviewed by CGTN about the relations between China and Latin American countries. The conversation covered a wide array of topics ranging from the recent bilateral meetings that Chinese President Xi Jinping held with Argentine President Alberto Fernandez and Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso, as well as the stark contrast between Chinese and US influence in the Americas.

Michael Shifter

Interviews ˙ ˙ CGTN

Video

China’s Influence in Latin America

As the rivalry between the United States and China escalates, ABC News Australia spoke with Margaret Myers, Director of the Asia & Latin America Program, regarding the implications of Sino-American competition in Latin America and China’s strategy towards the region.

Margaret Myers

Interviews ˙ ˙ ABC News (Australia)

Great Decisions: A Discussion of World Affairs

This year, Dialogue experts were chosen to provide background information and analysis of US policy towards Latin America and China-Latin America relations for Great Decisions, the largest program focusing on the discussion of world affairs in the United States.. 

Bruno Binetti, Michael Shifter, Margaret Myers

Books ˙ ˙ Foreign Policy Association

Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Panama earlier this month following the G-20 Summit. Panamanian President Juan Carlos Varela and Panamanian youths greeted him at Tocumen International Airport. // Photo: Panamanian Government.

Are Ties With China Paying off for Latin America?

What costs will Latin American countries face in exchange for China’s support, and what are China’s main goals in extending its influence in the region?

Ricardo Barrios, Jorge Heine, Andrea M. Ewart, Ray Walser

Latin America Advisor ˙

Learning Latin America: China’s Strategy for Area Studies Development

Since 2010, a series of Chinese government policies has supported the development of increasingly high quality Latin American and other area studies centers across the country, primarily in an effort to inform China’s foreign policy-making.

Margaret Myers, Ricardo Barrios, Guo Cunhai

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China’s State Media in Latin America: Profile and Prospects

China is increasingly relying on public diplomacy to support its economic engagement in the region. The country’s state media already plays a significant part in promoting a productive relationship with Latin America.

Ricardo Barrios

Articles & Op-Eds ˙ ˙ IAPS Dialogue

Chinese Energy Engagement with Latin America: A Review of Recent Findings

This report offers an extensive review of the English, Chinese, Spanish, and Portuguese literature on Chinese overseas energy sector engagement, highlighting a sub-set of issues especially relevant to policymakers. These include China’s effect on global commodity markets, the country’s outbound investment policies, and the extent to which China has a centralized strategy for overseas energy resource acquisition. The report concludes with timely suggestions for further research on Chinese energy engagement in the Americas.

Iacob Koch-Weser

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