Ambassador Heine elaborated on the origins and evolution of the Active Non-Alignment doctrine for Latin America, why it has resonated so much, as well as how the Ukraine war has given new impetus to Non-Alignment globally.
Ambassador Heine conveyed that, although the fundamentals of the Chilean economy are sound, it is going through a bad moment with projections indicating it may have negative growth in 2023.
“By altering established rules for lists of candidates for political parties and making them available to diverse groups of independents who answer to no one, the National Congress opened the doors to this disaster that was the Constitutional Convention.”
The “Chinese miracle” has led China to grow at an annual average of 10 percent for 30 consecutive years, becoming the world´s number one manufacturing and exporting power. Ambassador Heine offers insights on this growth, which he explores fully in his latest book.
“In twisting rules designed for political parties in order to favour independents who are accountable to no one, the Chilean Congress opened the door for the ‘disaster in the making’ that was Chile’s Constitutional Convention.”
“The big loser is the government of President Gabriel Boric, who came out strongly in favor of the new text, and, with barely six months in office, runs the risk of becoming a lame-duck president.”
The rejection of the draft constitution in Chile is a major setback for President Gabriel Boric who supported the text strongly. What now? Ambassador Heine offers his insights on the vote as well as what must be done next.
In his presentation, Professor Heine elaborated on the secret behind the so-called “Chinese miracle,” and the factors that have driven China’s fast-paced growth over the past forty years.
Ambassador Heine argues that by considering BRICS membership, Argentina is applying the principles of “active non-alignment” in its foreign policy and may well join forces with countries that are reshaping global affairs.
Ambassador Heine’s latest book takes an extensive look at China’s history and explores how the country achieved unprecedented economic and social progress in the last forty years.
“Active Non-Alignment promotes greater political cooperation and regional integration in Latin America, as well as a closer relationship with Asia, the most dynamic area today.”
Ambassador Heine argues that, although China’s military exercises around Taiwan have been the largest and most wide-ranging ever, they do not portend an attack on the island in the short or medium term.
On House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s controversial visit to Taiwan, Ambassador Jorge Heine says the trip brings into question what has been until nowa the basis of the U.S. policy towards China.
China’s BRI has vastly increased its influence in global politics, but the U.S. and G7 are trying to counteract this. Can these superpowers collaborate on global infrastructure rather than compete? Ambassador Heine offers his thoughts.
Ambassador Heine and Andrés Serbin argue that the new proximity between China and Russia- far from being an opportunistic “marriage of convenience” designed to irritate the West – has deep roots and is reconfiguring the Eurasian geopolitical space.
Are gangs taking over Haiti? How will continued violence impact Haitian migration? Ambassador Heine discusses the situation in Haiti one year after the assassination of President Jovenel Moise.
Ambassador Heine’s remarks echo the main thesis of his latest book, in which he argues that steering clear of siding with either the U.S. or China and focusing strictly on Latin America’s own interests is the best strategy for the future.
In his remarks, Heine elaborates on the effects of the war in Ukraine on energy policy and the energy transition, as well as on the broader effects of trying to make the war in Ukraine a global war.
Ambassador Heine discusses the late Prime Minister’s role in shaping Japan’s global initiatives such as rebranding the Asia-Pacific as Indo-Pacific, the creation of the Quad, and reviving the Trans-Pacific Partnership after former President Donald Trump abandoned it.
Ambassador Heine comments on the new non-alignment movement, how it was born out of pragmatism and China’s growing global influence, as well as what it means for the future of the global order.