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.
9/11, Latin America, and the Impermanence of Strategic Concepts
An essay on how 9/11 altered the trajectory of the US relationship with Latin America.View post
DiDi and the Risks of Expanding Chinese E-Commerce in Latin America
This is my newest work on the Chinese rideshare company DiDi, and the broader risk of expanding Chinese eCommerce in Latin America.View post
Mexico: A Deepening Crisis and Strategic Challenge for the US
My recently published article on the deteriorating security and economic situation in Mexico and the implied strategic challenges for the US and the region.View post
How China Helps the Cuban Regime Stay Afloat and Shut Down Protests
My new article, co-authored with Leland Lazarus. It focuses on the PRC role in keeping Cuba's repressive regime alive, and helping to undercut recent protests and isolate Cubans from the international democratic community, through China's role in having built much of Cuba's modern internet and phone system. It further examines how China's role in Cuba is illustrative of how the PRC is indirectly advancing authoritarianism and populism in the region as it pursues its economic and other interests.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