New AtlanticistMar 31, 2023
The US and Argentine presidents left the most important words unsaid
By Isabel Bernhard
Two issues—lithium and China—seem to have been sidestepped when Argentine President Alberto Fernández visited US President Joe Biden in Washington this week, but both are critical to the future of US-Argentina relations.
Experts reactMar 15, 2023
Experts react: Honduras is establishing ties with China. What should Taiwan and the US do?
By Atlantic Council experts
With the switch, Taiwan will only be formally recognized by thirteen countries. Our experts weigh in on what it means for Honduras, China, and the United States.
Timely Commentary & AnalysisJul 25, 2022
What’s next for Chinese investment in Latin America and the Caribbean?
By Isabel Bernhard
China’s investment in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) has steadily grown in recent years, drawing attention from government and private-sector leaders throughout the region as well as the United States. Baker McKenzie and Atlantic Council experts provide their insights on the opportunities and challenges in working with China.
Isabel Bernhard was an Assistant Director at the Adrienne Arsht Latin America Center, where she developed the Center’s China-Latin America and Brazil programming.
During her time at the Council, Bernhard has contributed to various reports on topics such as China’s vaccine diplomacy in Latin America and the Caribbean, US – China competition in humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts, strategies to combat political violence against women in Brazil, and policies to strengthen Brazil’s democratic institutions. She also organized the Center’s 2022 Brazilian elections series, featuring public conversations with presidential candidates.
Bernhard has provided commentary on key China-Latin America and Taiwan-Latin America topics to international and domestic media outlets. Her written analysis on US-China-Latin America relations has been featured in The Diplomat and Global Americans, among other sources.
Bernhard holds a bachelor’s degree in social studies (political science) from Harvard University and a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Oxford. She is fluent in Spanish, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese and Taiwanese.