R. Evan Ellis
Dr. Evan Ellis is a research professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute with a focus on the region’s relationships with China and other non-Western Hemisphere actors.
Dr. Ellis has published over 130 works, including the 2009 book China in Latin America: The Whats and Wherefores, the 2013 book The Strategic Dimension of Chinese Engagement with Latin America, and the 2014 book, China on the Ground in Latin America.
Dr. Ellis has presented his work in a broad range of business and government forums in 25 countries. He has given testimony on Chinese activities in Latin America to the US Congress on multiple occasions, and has discussed his work regarding China and other external actors in the region on a broad range of radio and television fora, including CNN International, CNN En Español, The John Bachelor Show, Voice of America, and Radio Marti. His work on the subject is cited regularly in the print media in the U.S. and Latin America and the Caribbean.
Dr. Ellis holds a PhD in political science with a specialization in comparative politics.
The Struggle for the Soul of the Latin American Left
This report argues that the struggle between democratic elements and authoritarian populist elements of the increasingly dominant but diverse Latin American left will define the future of the region, with significant implications for the US.View post
The Risks of Chinese Engagement in the Americas
This short work gives particular attention the increasing PRC presence in the digital economy and its technologies, as well as providing recommendations for US policymakers.View post
China Engages Latin America: Distorting Development and Democracy?
This book provides a balanced and compelling framework for understanding PRC engagement in the region that recognizes both the opportunities and threats to the region, and that recognizes the legitimacy of the search for economic opportunities by both China and the region in the context of transparency, rule of law, and a level playing field for the benefit of all.View post
The Day After: Planning for China Scenarios that Profoundly Alter the Strategic Environment
This work examines the strategic implications of the incorporation of Taiwan into the People’s Republic of China (PRC) under three scenarios.View post
- The Evolution of Transnational Organized Crime in Peru, Latin America Goes Global, May 2017
- The impact of the collapse of Venezuela on Colombia, Latin America Goes Global, April 2017
- America's Strategy for Latin America and the Caribbean, Air & Space Power Journal, March 2017
- Effective cooperation with Mexico contributes more to US security than any wall, January 2017, Financial Times
- Time for a Call from the Venezuelan Opposition to President-Elect Trump? Latin America Goes Global, November 2016
- Collaboration and Learning in Latin America's Fight against Transnational Organized Crime and Terrorism,
- Characteristics and Assessment of Russian Engagement with Latin America and the Caribbean, September 2016
- Strategic Insights: The Post-Conflict and the Transformation of Colombia’s Armed Forces, August 2016, SSI
- Will China upstage the U.S. at the November APEC Summit? July 2016, Latin America Goes Global
- Who Attracts Investments?, June 2016, Interamerican Development Bank journal
- Chinese Engagement with Bolivia, May 2016, Air & Space Power Journal
- New Research and Trends on China's Engagement with Latin America, April 2016, Dialogo Chino
- The Impact of China on the Security Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean, Dec 2015, Routledge Handbook of Latin Americ