Heine’s “Latin American Foreign Policies in the New World Order” Reviewed by Chatham House

Chatham House, one of the world’s leading think tanks on international relations, has published an article reviewing Latin American Foreign Policies in the New World Order: The Active Non-Alignment Option, the latest book edited by Jorge Heine, Research Professor at Boston University’s Frederick S. Pardee School of Global Studies and Interim Director of the Frederick S. Pardee Center for the Study of the Longer-Range Future.

In the review, security analyst Mariano Aguirre praises Latin American non-alignment in developing relationships with other states, emphasizing the region’s trend toward non-dependence on the United States. Aguirre notes Latin America’s shift towards regional cooperation in affecting non-alignment strategy.

An excerpt:

Those who have endorsed the debate generated by Heine, et al. argue that to be effective and positive, such a shift in the region’s foreign policy must be centered on fundamental principles of good governance, inclusive economies with effective norms, and procedures to promote human rights and environmentally sustainability. Creating these basic agreements and instruments to guide a new more multipolar foreign policy would also help strengthen multilateral cooperation and institutions.

The full article can be read on the Chatham House 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.