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FRESH PERSPECTIVE ON AN EMERGING THREAT: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S GEOPOLITICAL INFLUENCE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEAN

dc.contributor.advisorWarren, Timothy C.
dc.contributor.advisorDarnton, Christopher N.
dc.contributor.authorRockwood, Andrew C.
dc.contributor.authorHaviley, Christopher J.
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.contributor.departmentDefense Analysis (DA)
dc.contributor.secondreaderCunningham, Daniel T.
dc.dateDec-19
dc.date.accessioned2020-02-20T01:30:13Z
dc.date.available2020-02-20T01:30:13Z
dc.date.issued2019-12
dc.description.abstractWith the growing discussion on great power competition between the United States and the People’s Republic of China (PRC), few studies offer a quantitative analysis of the growing influence of the PRC across the globe. We hypothesized that the various national levers employed by the PRC would be associated with more favorable foreign policies from Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) countries, though not to the extent that some believe. In order to measure influence, United Nations general assembly votes (specifically votes relating to human rights issues) were utilized to assess the relationship between the voting patterns of LAC countries and the voting patterns of the PRC. Our statistical analysis finds that many factors thought to be consequential have no consistent relationship to China’s geopolitical influence. However, military arms sales were found to be positively related to agreement with China’s UN votes. In contrast, recognition of Taiwan and relative trade balance were found to have negative effects. Taken as whole, the available evidence undercuts the claim that the PRC is making significant strides, or hurting America's standing, in the LAC region.en_US
dc.description.distributionstatementApproved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.serviceMajor, United States Armyen_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/freshperspective1094564055
dc.identifier.thesisid32569
dc.identifier.urihttps://hdl.handle.net/10945/64055
dc.publisherMonterey, CA; Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. Copyright protection is not available for this work in the United States.en_US
dc.subject.authorPeople's Republic of China (PRC)en_US
dc.subject.authorLatin Americaen_US
dc.subject.authorinfluenceen_US
dc.subject.authorUN votingen_US
dc.subject.authorS scoreen_US
dc.subject.authorregression analysisen_US
dc.titleFRESH PERSPECTIVE ON AN EMERGING THREAT: PEOPLE'S REPUBLIC OF CHINA'S GEOPOLITICAL INFLUENCE IN LATIN AMERICA AND THE CARIBBEANen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dspace.entity.typePublication
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
etd.thesisdegree.nameMaster of Science in Defense Analysis (Irregular Warfare)en_US
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