Diplomacy is now a neglected global issue; this text seeks to not only identify current problems diplomacy is facing but also identify some practical options for reform and innovation.
In recent years, global patterns have emerged that threaten to undermine democracy – election denialism, the emergence of nationalist regimes, and the removal of democratically elected governments to name a few. A panel of Pardee School professors commented on these trends in their regions of study as well as the implications for global democracy.
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.
Prof. David Scott Palmer discusses the unexpected failure of the effort to impeach Peru’s president Pedro Pablo Kuzcynski.
Prof. David Scott Palmer also recently traveled to Peru and Ecuador as a Smithsonian Expert.
Prof. Kevin Gallagher was recently interviewed on the economic relations between China and Peru.
Prof. Palmer discussed the challenges facing candidate Keiko Fujimori in Peru’s upcoming presidential elections.
Gallagher says China served as a new growth pole in Latin America.