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Author Ellis, Robert Evan.

Title China-Latin America military engagement : good will, good business, and strategic position / R. Evan Ellis.

Imprint Carlisle, Pa. : Strategic Studies Institute, U.S. Army War College, [2011]


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Description 1 online resource (xiii, 61 pages).
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Series SSI monograph
SSI monograph.
Note Title from title screen (viewed Sept. 6, 2011).
"August 2011."
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 46-61).
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Summary This monograph examines Chinese military engagement with Latin America in five areas: (1) meetings between senior military officials; (2) lower-level military-to-military interactions; (3) military sales; (4) military-relevant commercial interactions; and, (5) Chinese physical presence within Latin America, all of which have military-strategic implications. This monograph reports that the level of PRC military engagement with the region is higher than is generally recognized, and has expanded in important ways in recent years: High-level trips by Latin American defense and security personnel to the PRC and visits by their Chinese counterparts to Latin America have become commonplace. The volume and sophistication of Chinese arms sold to the region has increased. Officer exchange programs, institutional visits, and other lower-level ties have also expanded. Chinese military personnel have begun participating in operations in the region in a modest, yet symbolically important manner. The monograph also argues that in the short term, PRC military engagement with Latin America does not focus on establishing alliances or base access to the United States, but rather, supporting objectives of national development and regime survival, such as building understanding and political leverage among important commercial partners, creating the tools to protect PRC interests in the countries where it does business, and selling Chinese products and moving up the value-added chain in strategically important sectors. It concludes that Chinese military engagement may both contribute to legitimate regional security needs, and foster misunderstanding. It argues that the U.S. should work for greater transparency with the PRC in regard to those activities, as well as to analyze how the Chinese presence will impact the calculation of the region's actors in the context of specific future scenarios.
Reproduction Electronic reproduction. [S.l.] : HathiTrust Digital Library, 2011. MiAaHDL
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Subject China -- Military relations -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Military relations -- China.
China -- Military policy.
China -- Foreign economic relations -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Foreign economic relations -- China.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
Latin America -- Strategic aspects.
National security -- United States.
International economic relations. (OCoLC)fst00976891
Diplomatic relations. (OCoLC)fst01907412
Military policy. (OCoLC)fst01021386
Military relations. (OCoLC)fst01353799
National security. (OCoLC)fst01033711
Strategic aspects of individual places. (OCoLC)fst01355062
China. (OCoLC)fst01206073
Latin America. (OCoLC)fst01245945
United States. (OCoLC)fst01204155
National security -- United States.
China -- Foreign economic relations -- Latin America.
China -- Foreign relations -- United States.
China -- Military policy.
China -- Military relations -- Latin America.
Latin America -- Foreign economic relations -- China.
Latin America -- Military relations -- China.
Latin America -- Strategic aspects.
United States -- Foreign relations -- China.
Latin America -- foreign policy -- military strategy -- economic policy -- China.
USA -- foreign policy -- China.
China -- foreign policy -- arms trade -- arms transfers -- Latin America.
Added Author Army War College (U.S.). Strategic Studies Institute.
Other Form: Print version: Ellis, Robert Evan. China-Latin America military engagement. 9781584875017 (OCoLC)754186093
ISBN 1584875011
Standard No. NLGGC 37014063X
Gpo Item No. 0307-A-31 (online)
Sudoc No. D 101.146:C 44/12

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