R. Evan Ellis

Expertise: Latin American Studies with a focus on the region’s relationships with China and other non-Western Hemisphere actors.

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.

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January 19, 2022

Russia’s Latest Return to Latin America

The indirect threat made by Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as the crisis in the Ukraine escalated in January 2022, that Russia could not rule out deploying military forces to Venezuela and Cuba, highlighted the strategic risks posed by Russia’s position in the Western Hemisphere.

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January 14, 2022

Preparing for Deterioration of the Latin America and Caribbean Strategic Environment

The article examines the historically unprecedented turn to the Left, and to authoritarian populist regimes, across in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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December 31, 2021

Latin America and Caribbean Predictions for 2022

This report was originally published by the Global American.

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September 08, 2021

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. 

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Expert Information

Expertise

Latin American Studies with a focus on the region’s relationships with China and other non-Western Hemisphere actors.

Location

Washington D.C.

Experience

Current Experience

research professor of Latin American Studies at the U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute

Past Experience

  • Non-Resident Senior Fellow, Center for Strategic and International Studies
  • Associate Professor, William J. Perry Center for Hemispheric Defense Studies
  • Adjunct Professor, University of Miami
  • Associate, Booz Allen Hamilton

Education

  • PhD, Political Science, Purdue University