Heine: Active Non-Alignment in Latin America

Amb. Jorge Heine

On September 26, 2023, Amb. 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, was featured in an article in The National Interest, a prominent foreign policy magazine.

The article discusses the enduring U.S. commitment to Latin American independence, despite evolving interpretations of the Monroe Doctrine. It highlights recent oversights by U.S. administrations regarding the region’s strategic importance, allowing adversaries, including China, to gain influence.

Emphasizing the need for Latin American nations to pursue strategic nonalignment, the article cites Jorge Heine’s concept of Active Non-Alignment as a notable model stating,

“Jorge Heine of Boston University’s Active Nonalignment outline is perhaps the most noted example of this in Latin America.”

This quote underscores the significance of Heine’s framework within the context of Latin American politics and international relations.

For the complete article, please refer to The National Interest.

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.