“Who wins and who loses with the U.S. withdrawal from the ‘graveyard of empires’? What will its effects be on China and on India?”
In his remarks, Ambassador Heine offers insight into the state of U.S. public opinion on the global terrorist threat and the feeling in the United States as the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks approaches.
“This slim but meaty collection of poems regales us both with elegant poetry and a splendid, panoramic introduction to many facets of the mestizo continent.”
Despite pressure from the US to deal strictly with ‘traditional partners,’ Chile and Latin America are better off diversifying their international links instead of limiting them.
“Latin America has to focus on its economic crisis and not on ideological and geopolitical issues that only divide us.”
“The great withdrawal of the United States from Central Asia, and from the key passageway of Eurasia, will have vast repercussions.”
While the long-term political fallout for the Biden administration from the withdrawal of Afghanistan is unlikely to be significant, but the effects on the international system, and particularly in Central Asia, will be.
With Chile joining Ecuador, Uruguay, Brazil and Argentina as the fifth Latin American country to join the AIIB, Ambassador Heine argues that perhaps the time has come to leverage that presence into joint projects.
Ambassador Heine comments that the new Peruvian government’s early consultations with China are not an expression of ideological affinity, but of pragmatism, as China is Peru ‘s main trading partner and a major source of FDI.
Ambassador Heine argues that Latin America is witnessing the end of a political cycle that has reigned the past few years and is now looking for leaders who will respond to the needs of the people and lead the COVID-19 recovery effort.
Given escalating US-China tensions, Ambassador Heine suggests that Active Non-Alignment is the best foreign policy option for Latin America in the international environment.
Ambassador Heine explains COVID-19’s role in shifting the existing Western-led world order to a multipolar order, in which non-Western powers like China and India will play a much more significant role.
In his chapter, Ambassador Heine tackles issues such as the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the region, the election of a new president of the Inter-American Development Bank, and the political economy of China-Latin American relations.
Ambassador Heine analyzed and reflected on the situation Hati is going through and the challenges that come after the assassination of the president.
In his chapter, co-authored by Hari Seshasayee, trade advisor at ProColombia, Ambassador Heine examines India’s changing presence in Latin America.
In his remarks, Ambassador Heine elaborated on China’s setbacks and achievements in the 72 years of CCP rule, as well as on the challenges ahead.
Given the fact that US-Russian relations are at their lowest point in 30 years, the biggest takeaway of the meeting is that it is actually took place.
Ambassador Heine and fellow experts delve into the most relevant geopolitical variables allowing the Association of Southeast Asian Nations to play an increasingly strategic role in the region.
“Given the boom in cross-Pacific trade in the past decades, improved digital connectivity between the Asia-Pacific and South America is badly needed to expedite e-commerce and trade in services.”
This priority that the Foreign Minister has given to India hopefully will translate into more state visits, more trade and into an upgrading of the Chile-India Preferential Trade Agreement, because in general it lacks a lot to strengthen the relationship with India.”