Although I just sent you my new article on the future of Latin America in the context of the rise of China, I am writing now to share a separate, just published work on a different subject: the potential role (and associated legal and human rights considerations) of Western Hemisphere militaries realizing legally assigned duties to control borders and help address refugee crises.
This work was inspired by an important event of the Conference of the American Armies (CAA) on the subject that I participated in, in Guatemala City, this May. The current migrant challenges in the news regarding both Venezuelans, and Central Americans give the questions considered by the representatives of the Armies of the Western Hemisphere particular relevance today.
As always, the article is included here as a PDF file. It is also available through the SOUTHCOM journal Dialogo, which published it, in English, Spanish and Portugese (many thanks to Dialogo for the opportunity ,and the translation):
As always, thank you for your interest in my work, and the opportunity to continue in touch through this medium...
Dr. R. Evan Ellis
Research Professor of Latin American Studies U.S. Army War College Strategic Studies Institute
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