New AtlanticistOct 11, 2022
Your expert guide to China’s 20th Party Congress
By Atlantic Council experts
The once-in-five-years event is slated not only to further cement Xi Jinping's rule but also to have impact on a number of policy areas, from China's economy to its relationship with the Global South.
New AtlanticistMar 3, 2022
Ecuador is a test case for how the US can counter Beijing’s influence in Latin America
By Gabriel Alvarado
Ecuador's dealings in China highlighted just how important it will be for the United States to nurture its ties with governments that have shown an interest in cooperating with Washington.
In the NewsMar 2, 2022
Alvarado in Defense One: Russia’s invasion of Ukraine does not put Beijing in a bind
By Atlantic Council
On March 2, 2022, Gabriel Alvarado published an article in Defense One, “Russia’s invasion of Ukraine does not put Beijing in a bind”. In this piece, he argues that “there is no reason to believe that Chinese leaders will deviate from previous tactics. Nor should we be surprised if Beijing relaxes its efforts to maintain […]
Gabriel “Gabo” Alvarado is a nonresident senior fellow in the Atlantic Council’s Global China Hub and a seasoned US national security professional who blends superior research design and execution with deep subject matter expertise on Chinese political, economic, and security objectives. His experience delivering value to public and private sector clients includes time at Cadmus, where he assessed risks and developed exercises in the homeland security space, and with Crumpton Group, as senior China analyst and deputy team chief. He was also a senior program officer at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs where he planned programs for members and the public on a range of international and security topics. Alvarado previously worked in the US government, including at the US Department of State in the bureaus of East Asian and Pacific Affairs and Western Hemisphere Affairs. His analysis has been featured in Global Americans, The Diplomat, Cipher Brief, and Defense News Early Bird Brief. Alvarado holds degrees from the Elliott School of International Affairs at George Washington University and Oberlin College.