- Chinese influence in Latin America is growing. This poses a threat to vital US security interests in an underappreciated region.
- The Monroe Doctrine warned against allowing hostile great powers fresh entry into the Western Hemisphere. It remains a timely warning 200 years later.
- The Biden administration’s Latin America policy is informed by liberal guilt over Cold War legacies rather than by any clear strategy to counteract Chinese influence in the region.
- The United States must renovate its Latin America policy in a way that takes seriously the expanding regional threat from China.
Why the Monroe Doctrine Still Matters