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US-China Vaccine Diplomacy: Lessons from Latin America and the Caribbean   [open pdf - 0B]

From the Introduction: "COVID-19 [coronavirus disease 2019] has laid bare the competing strategies and practices of the United States and China to amass further clout in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC). In many ways, the pandemic is quickly accelerating a regional trend seen over the last decade: China uses its growing economic and diplomatic muscle to provide an alternative to US activities and interests. [...] Vaccine-related diplomacy also contributes to an evolving discussion about the different ways China and the United States more broadly engage the region--and vice versa. [...] Overall, the region's proximity, shared peoples, history, and borders with the United States provide greater depth and multidimensionality to the relationship. Consequently, vaccine diplomacy represents a greater marginal opportunity for China to broaden and deepen regional ties."

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2022-02
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2022 The Atlantic Council of the United States
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