Heine Outlines the Doctrine of Active Non-Alignment

In his latest Clarín column, Ambassador Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies, elaborates on the notion of Active Non-Alignment.

In the article, titled “Un no alineamiento activo” (An active non-alignment), Heine outlines the doctrine that he posits in his latest book – Active Non-Alignment and Latin America: A Doctrine for the New Century – which argues that in the current competition for primacy between the United States and China, Latin American countries should not align themselves with either Washington or Beijing, but rather put their own interests at the forefront. This would, he states, be key to reversing the decline of Latin America, which is already going straight from the periphery to the margins. In closing, Heine argues that the war in Ukraine still raging and continued struggles to recover from the economic hardships caused by COVID-19 have given new life to the non-alignment movement in the region. 

The full article can be read on Clarín’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 faculty profile.