Heine Interviewed on AUKUS and Evolving Indo-Pacific Strategy

Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at the Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies at Boston University, was interviewed as part of France24’s “El Debate” on AUKUS and the changing strategic situation in the Pacific.

In the segment, Heine is joined by Tatiana Gélvez Rubio, president of the Latin American Association for Asian and African Studies (ALADAA) Colombia Chapter and university professor, as well as Florent Sardou, international analyst, and professor of Economic and Social Sciences at the Liceo Francés de Santiago. These experts discussed the AUKUS alliance – a military agreement between the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia – and how it will counter China’s advances in the Indo-Pacific. In addition, Heine and his fellow discussants touch on a recent diplomatic incident that has damaged relations between France and the U.S. and explore how the U.S.’s prominent return to the world stage under President Joe Biden’s leadership has been received by international allies.

A recording of Heine’s interview can be viewed below.

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.