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New Atlanticist

Apr 14, 2023

What the Lula-Xi partnership means for the world

By Atlantic Council experts

Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Chinese leader Xi Jinping just met in Beijing, but it is who else came on the visit that reveals big changes ahead for the two countries and the world.

Brazil China

New Atlanticist

Mar 30, 2023

Experts react: Your guide to the Taiwanese president’s trip to the US and Central America

By Atlantic Council experts

President Tsai Ing-wen's trip comes as US tensions with China are nearing a boiling point, and Taiwan is hustling to hang on to its allies in Latin America.

China East Asia


Mar 20, 2023

Humanitarian aid: Defining new areas of US-LAC collaboration

By Pepe Zhang, Isabel Bernhard

The US humanitarian assistance and disaster relief (HADR) system—well practiced and extensively developed—could further serve US and partners’ needs in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and beyond through targeted improvements. Based on our experience as HADR practitioners with operational and academic expertise, we share insights from many years of working with partners in the Americas.

Americas Caribbean

Global China Initiative

Feb 27, 2023

“China is Banking on Argentina’s Future Glory”: Nonresident Fellow Leland Lazarus in The Diplomat

On February 20, Nonresident Fellow Tuvia Gering was quoted in the South China Morning Post on Iranian President Raisi's visit to Beijing.

China Latin America


Jan 26, 2023

Global Sanctions Dashboard: How sanctions will further squeeze the Russian economy in 2023

By Charles Lichfield, Maia Nikoladze, and Castellum.AI

The effects of sanctions on the Russian economy; Venezuela's pursuit of lifting energy sanctions; the plans for screening EU-US outbound investment going into China.

China Economic Sanctions

Atlantic Council Strategy Paper Series

Jan 20, 2023

Six ‘snow leopards’ to watch for in 2023 

Atlantic Council foresight experts spot the underappreciated phenomena that could have outsize impact on the world, driving global change and shaping the future.

Brazil China

New Atlanticist

Dec 19, 2022

As China’s influence grows, Biden needs to supercharge trade with Ecuador

By Isabel Chiriboga

Monday's White House meeting between Ecuadorian President Guillermo Lasso and US President Joe Biden is a golden opportunity to push mutually beneficial trade talks.

Americas China

Fast Thinking

Nov 21, 2022

The big success and bigger failure of COP27

By Atlantic Council

What other surprises cropped up at the conference? Our experts, who were on the ground in Sharm el Sheikh, are here to weigh in.

Brazil China

Timely Commentary & Analysis

Jul 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.

China Economy & Business

Blog Post

Jul 15, 2022

State of the Order: Assessing June 2022

The State of the Order breaks down the month's most important events impacting the democratic world order.

Americas Brazil