Heine Interviewed on Impact of the Fall of Kabul on Latin America

Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed by La Nacion on the impact the fall of Kabul will have on Latin America as well as the US-China struggle for primacy there.

In his remarks, Heine explains the growth of China in Latin America, explains how active non-alignment is the best strategy for the region, and analyzes the geopolitical impact of the United States’ withdrawal from Afghanistan. He emphasized the importance of diversifying international partners rather than relying on traditional ties with the US and Europe, especially in the wake of the US’ withdrawal from Afghanistan and the fall of Kabul that followed. Heine went on to state that “Latin America has to focus on its economic crisis and not on ideological and geopolitical issues that only divide the region.”

The full interview can be read and viewed on La Nacion‘s website.

Ambassador Jorge Heine is a Research Professor at the Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University. He has served as ambassador of Chile to China (2014-2017), to India (2003-2007) and to South Africa (1994-1999), and as a Cabinet Minister in the Chilean Government. Read more about Ambassador Heine on his Pardee School faculty profile.