Join the Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, and the Global China Hub for a conversation on Monday, February 12 at 2:00 pm ET on how the United States and its allies and partners can counter Chinese and Russian malign influence in the western hemisphere.

Strategic competition has intensified in recent years, with much focus being paid to the frontline regions of Europe and the Indo-Pacific; however, China and Russia have also sought to deepen their influence much closer to the United States, in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Unfortunately, the US approach to the region has too often been marked by strategic errors. Beijing and Moscow have taken advantage of this, and a strategy for countering their malign influence is urgently needed.

To address this challenge, the Atlantic Council’s Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security and Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center launched an eighteen-month project with the aim of providing an actionable and effective strategy for navigating strategic competition in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Join us on February 12 for the report launch of the latest Atlantic Council Strategy Paper, “A Strategy for Countering Malign Chinese and Russian Influence in Latin America and the Caribbean.” The event will feature remarks from Jenna Ben-Yehuda, Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council; Congressman Joaquin Castro; and Jason Marczak, Vice President and Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council. It will then turn to a panel discussion with Daniel P. Erikson, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Defense; Matthew Kroenig, Vice President and Senior Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security, Atlantic Council; Clementine Starling, Director, Forward Defense, Atlantic Council; and Victoria Chonn-Ching, Nonresident Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council, moderated by Jack Detsch, Pentagon and National Security Reporter, Foreign Policy.

The event will take place in-person at the Atlantic Council headquarters and will be livestreamed on Atlantic Council social media.

Agenda

Welcoming Remarks

Jenna Ben-Yehuda

Executive Vice President, Atlantic Council

Introductory Remarks

The Hon. Joaquin Castro

Congressman for the 20th District of Texas; Ranking Member, United States House Foreign Affairs Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere

Speakers

Daniel P. Erikson

Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for the Western Hemisphere, U.S. Department of Defense

Matthew Kroenig

Vice President and Senior Director, Scowcroft Center for Strategy and Security; Director of Studies, Atlantic Council

Clementine Starling

Director, Forward Defense; Resident Fellow, Transatlantic Security Initiative, Atlantic Council

Victoria Chonn-Ching

Nonresident Fellow, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council; Postdoctoral Scholar and Teaching Fellow, Department of Political Science and International Relations, University of Southern California

Moderated by

Jack Detsch

Pentagon and National Security Reporter, Foreign Policy

Closing Remarks

Jason Marczak

Vice President and Senior Director, Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, Atlantic Council

Scowcroft Strategy Initiative

The Scowcroft Strategy Initiative works to develop sustainable, nonpartisan strategies to tackle security challenges.

The Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center broadens understanding of regional transformations and delivers constructive, results-oriented solutions to inform how the public and private sectors can advance hemispheric prosperity.

Global China Hub

The Global China Hub researches and devises allied solutions to the global challenges posed by China’s rise, leveraging and amplifying the Atlantic Council’s work on China across its fifteen other programs and centers.

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