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The Strategic Role of Latin America in a Global Conflict over Taiwan

By: Evan Ellis (26/01/2023). This work examines the role that Latin America might play as an object of Chinese military activities, in the context of a future struggle with the United States and allied Western powers over Taiwan. It argues that the orientation of People’s Republic of China (PRC) leadership, its growing military power, diplomatic…
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Weaponization of U.S.-China Chip Interdependence

By: Clemente Rodríguez (24/01/2023). This paper examines the challenges that the United States (US) and the People's Republic of China (PRC) will face following the implementation of new sanctions by the US on the Chinese chip sector to prevent the acquisition of technology necessary for the PRC to manufacture state-of-the-art chips. With these actions, Washington…
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Climate Change: Intrinsic Relationship to Security and Defense

By: Víctor Miranda Alfaro (18/01/2023). Considering what John Kingdon calls a "window of opportunity," this article analyzes the participation of the Peruvian Armed Forces, particularly the Army, in the development and protection of the Amazon and the environment in order to strengthen State capacity for the benefit of the most vulnerable. In this sense, the…
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Fighting Illicit Financial Flows in the Americas

By: Celina Reayulo (10/01/2023). Illicit financial flows present a threat to the political, economic, and social development and security of countries around the world, particularly in the Americas. Dirty money serves as the lifeblood for illicit networks that include terrorists, criminals, traffickers, and their facilitators, and provide a window and a vulnerable entry point into…
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Transnational Terrorism in Latin America

By: Mariano López de Miguel (05/01/2023). Following the horrific attacks of September 11, 2001, in the United States, the international community woke up to what many political scientists and historians called "multipolar chaos." Two decades later, strategic and security challenges have not been limited and have risen dangerously to global alert levels. With geopolitics once…
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Arms Transfers and Major Power Competition in Latin America

By: Roman Ortiz (03/01/2023). This article analyzes the penetration of Russia and the People's Republic of China (PRC) in the Latin American arms market, paying special attention to the causes that allowed both countries to increase their sales in the period 2007-2016, as well as the factors that limited the number of recipient countries and…
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Connectivity Conflicts and their Effects on Ibero-American Security

By: Andrés González Martin (27/12/2022). American hegemony has ushered in a multipolar world in which great powers compete by applying a defiant punitive unilateralism, significantly more dangerous. Simultaneously, the rivalry between the great powers in the economic and technological fields has caused a decoupling movement in globalization. This has resulted in a global restructuring based…
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Russia in Latin America: Variable Geometry of a Secondary Actor with Protagonist Aspirations

By: Carlos Malamud Rikles y Rogelio Núñez Castellano (22/12/2022). Russia's role in Latin America is framed in the changing global geopolitical context. Its renewed role in the region since 2008, reinforced following the invasion of Ukraine, is linked to that conquered by other emerging powers. Latin America perceives Russia as an option to diversify its…
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New Developments in China-Latin America Engagement

By: Evan Ellis(20/12/2022). This article examines the evolution of PRC activities in Latin America. It finds that the effects of COVID-19 and Russia’s Ukraine invasion, in combination with factors internal to the PRC, impeded the PRC advance in recent years, but that those restraining factors are dissipating, while sources of PRC leverage and associated opportunities…
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Residual Organized Armed Groups and Cross-Border Threats in Alto Putumayo

By: Manolo Eduardo Villagra (1/12/2022). During the last decade, coca leaf cultivation has increased significantly in Colombia, with the residual organized armed groups (grupos armados organizados residuales, GAOR) being the main actors involved in the illicit drug trade in the border area between Peru and Colombia. Since 2016, the GAOR have been considered criminal organizations…
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Reflection on the Future of the Military Transformation

By: Jaime Guillermo García Covarrubias (24/11/2022). This article analyzes the essence of military transformation and proposes a methodology for its better understanding and application for an armed organization. It is suggested that military transformation be a permanent process of adaptation, not only in the face of new forms of conflict but also in the face…
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Transnational Organized Crime in the Triple Border between Brazil, Colombia and Peru

By: Juan Carlos Aristizabal González (17/11/2022). The triple border between Brazil, Colombia and Peru, due to its characteristics and vulnerabilities, has become an area where organizations involved in transnational organized crime (TOC) converge. In this regard, this article analyzes the interaction of organized armed groups and organized crime groups with the TOC, which is reinforced…