Evan Ellis: The Caribbean in the Crossfire: Between Covid, Narcotics, China, and Russia’s Invasion of the Ukraine
With this email, I would like to share my newest work, about how the combination of Covid-19, Russia's invasion of the Ukraine, PRC engagement in the Caribbean, and transnational organized crime dynamics, are gravely stressing and transforming the Caribbean. This phenomenon is particularly important to the US insofar as that the region that is a key commercial hub and the strategic southeastern maritime approach to the United States. The article also notes how the US has a corresponding window to make the Caribbean and its challenges and opportunities an important focus at the upcoming summit of the Americas.
The article is available here for download:
It is also available through the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS). My thanks to my colleagues at CSIS, who put in the effort to edit and publish this work:
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Latin America Research Professor,
U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute