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China and Russia in Latin America in 2017 and Beyond

Both Russia and China reemerged in Latin America as significant actors at the end of the 1990s, attempting to engage Latin America on multiple fronts. Yet, two decades later, the outcomes of the reengagement are quite different for the two countries.

Date & Time

Jan. 18, 2017
10:00am – 11:30am

Location

6th Floor, Woodrow Wilson Center
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China and Russia in Latin America in 2017 and Beyond

Both Russia and China reemerged in Latin America as significant actors at the end of the 1990s, attempting to engage Latin America on multiple fronts. Yet, two decades later, the outcomes of the reengagement are quite different for the two countries. For Russia, the desire to play in the US “near abroad” seems to remain one of the key reasons behind Moscow’s presence in Latin America. China’s interests in Latin America appear to be genuinely linked to trade, commerce, and investments. What are each country’s goals in the region and are they in competition? How do regional actors view Russia and China’s engagement, respectively, and what are U.S. views on these relationships?


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Kennan Institute

The Kennan Institute is the premier U.S. center for advanced research on Russia and Eurasia and the oldest and largest regional program at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. The Kennan Institute is committed to improving American understanding of Russia, Ukraine, and the region though research and exchange.  Read more

Kissinger Institute on China and the United States

The mission of Kissinger Institute on China and the United States is to ensure that informed engagement remains the cornerstone of U.S.-China relations.  Read more

Latin American Program

The Wilson Center’s prestigious Latin American Program provides non-partisan expertise to a broad community of decision makers in the United States and Latin America on critical policy issues facing the Hemisphere. The Program provides insightful and actionable research for policymakers, private sector leaders, journalists, and public intellectuals in the United States and Latin America. To bridge the gap between scholarship and policy action, it fosters new inquiry, sponsors high-level public and private meetings among multiple stakeholders, and explores policy options to improve outcomes for citizens throughout the Americas. Drawing on the Wilson Center’s strength as the nation’s key non-partisan forum, the Program serves as a trusted source of analysis and a vital point of contact between the worlds of scholarship and action.  Read more

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