Wanted: South America's Participation in Global Geopolitics

By Oliver Stuenkel

The recent Munich Security Conference had no South American speakers, but dealt with critical issues for the region.

Yet again, South America was largely absent from this month’s Munich Security Conference, which every year convenes heads of state and ministers from around the world to discuss urgent geopolitical challenges. Of the world's top ten economies, Brazil was the only one without a single policy maker in Munich. The U.S., meanwhile, sent 40 current and former lawmakers across the Atlantic — including heavyweights Nancy Pelosi, John Kerry, Mitt Romney, Lindsey Graham — as well as U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Defense Secretary Mike Esper. 

The absence at the same time...

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