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UWI-GLOBAL Belt and Road Research Bulletin

In the Current Issue

Infrastructure-Led Development: Making the Belt and Road Initiative Work for the Caribbean
by Melanie Callender-Forde

The Caribbean-China Relationship: What Lies Beneath the Headlines
by Francois Jackman

Differing Human Rights Traditions Between China and the Commonwealth Caribbean - The Challenges of Convergence
by Hamid Ghany




Current News

U.S., China Battling for Influence in Caribbean, Latin America
The political debate in Paraguay reflects a broader battle raging across Latin America about China’s swelling influence. As countries in the region grapple with a cascade of challenges to their developing economies, they increasingly look not to the North but to the East. Today, China is South America’s top trading partner.
The Challenges Facing Latin America after COVID - Part 1
Dr. Evan Ellis, Latin America Research Professor for the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute, talks to Haverford School headmaster Dr. John Nagl about the challenges and opportunities that will confront the incoming Biden administration in Latin America and the Caribbean. 
Taiwan Opens Office in Guyana in Push Against China Influence
Taiwan has opened a representative office in Guyana, the island’s foreign ministry said on Thursday, drawing praise from the United States, worried about deepening Chinese influence in Latin America, and a rebuke from Beijing.
China, the United States and a New World Order
A few days ago, China’s president, Xi Jinping, addressed the opening of this year’s Davos World Economic Forum. His remarks imply that China is positioning itself to be the voice for a new multilateral world order.
Re-examining Caribbean-Chinese Relations
Too often, United States government officials and scholars have characterized China’s relationship with Caribbean nations as a one-way affair in which the former, as a malign foreign actor, takes advantage of the latter, a small and weak group of states.