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  • Argentina’s Military Decline

    While the Argentinian military’s desperate state of affairs can be partly blamed on the country’s economic woes, a substantial portion of the blame must fall on the somewhat tense relationship between the military and the civilian government.

    August 30, 2016

    South Korean Arms Exports to Latin America

    South Korean Arms Exports to Latin America

    ROK is employing an effective combination of gifting equipment combined with joint ventures with local industry, which has the dual effect of increasing exports and forging partnerships with domestic industries in a region where it has hitherto had a very minimal defence relationship.

    August 19, 2016

    Indian Arms Sales to Latin America

    Indian Arms Sales to Latin America

    As India embarks on a quest to boost its arms exports, the Latin America-Caribbean region offers India both markets and potential partnerships. Though India is not a stranger to the region, it needs to have a more systematic and coordinated approach.

    July 05, 2016

    China’s Growing Arms Sales to Latin America

    China Defence Sales

    The United States, once the dominant influence over the armed forces of the region, is now in danger of losing that position to China and has already lost it in countries like Bolivia and Venezuela.

    June 20, 2016

    The Legacy of Hugo Chavez

    Chavez’s significance lies in his attempts to liberalise the international monetary system with regard to credit support for poverty alleviation schemes in Latin America outside the ambit of the IMF by setting up the Caracas-based “Bank of the South”, which was lauded by eminent economists like Nobel laureate Joseph Stiglitz.

    March 20, 2013

    India’s Two Years at the Horse-Shoe Table

    Though its goal of securing a permanent seat in the Council during the 2011-12 term was ambitious, the efforts that it put in over the last two years were steered in that direction and have yielded favourable results.

    March 08, 2013

    Arnab Dasgupta asked: What I can read about India's energy security ventures in Latin America?

    Sreeradha Datta replies: Suggested readings for this would include the website of India's Ministry of External Affairs You can also look up the published reports of the Oil and Natural Gas Corporation, and of ONGC Videsh Limited Not much has otherwise been written on this except for media reports which are all accessible on the internet.