W. Alejandro Sanchez

W. Alejandro Sanchez is a researcher who focuses on geopolitical, military, and cyber security issues in the Western Hemisphere. Follow him on Twitter: @W_Alex_Sanchez
South America’s Protests: Why Blame Yourself When You Can Blame Someone Else?
South America’s Protests: Why Blame Yourself When You Can Blame Someone Else?

Three South American countries—Bolivia, Chile, and Ecuador—have experienced massive protests in the past couple of months.

Guyana Matters to China, So It Should Also Matter to the US
Guyana Matters to China, So It Should Matter to the US

During President David Granger’s salute to the People Republic of China’s (PRC) seventieth anniversary, the Guyanese leader labeled Beijing as…

How Can the US Help Taiwan in the Western Hemisphere?
How Can the US Help Taiwan in the Western Hemisphere?

While the US continues to support Taiwan, it has been unable to prevent some governments from establishing relations with China. Many of the nations that maintain diplomatic relations with Taiwan are located in Latin America and the Caribbean, two regions where the US has plenty of allies and partners. So as we discuss Taipei’s future in the Western Hemisphere, we must discuss what Washington can (realistically) do to help its ally.

As China Increases its Presence in the Western Hemisphere, Where is US Leadership?
As China Increases its Presence in the Western Hemisphere, Where is US Leadership?

General Wei Fenghe, minister of defense of the People’s Republic of China, met with his Brazilian counterpart on September 6,…

US-Moldova Relations after June 2019

The Republic of Moldova is entering a new era after the events of June 2019, with the rise to power…

US-Brazil Relations and Concerns over Nepotism in Brasilia
US-Brazil Relations and Concerns over Nepotism in Brasilia

President Donald Trump has stated that he supports a US-Brazil trade agreement, particularly if the Brazilian government lowers trade barriers…

Kazakhstan’s June 9 Elections and the Future of Tolerance and Diversity

President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev won Kazakhstan’s June 9 elections with 70 percent of the vote, while his closest challenger, Amirzhan Kosanov, obtained around 16 percent.

Venezuela: Talks of War and Peace as Patience Wears Out
Venezuela: Talks of War and Peace as Patience Wears Out

While there continues to be a movement among policymakers in Caracas, Washington, and even Oslo, the Venezuelan church has made several provocative statements in recent weeks, demonstrating that even its patience is running out.

Why the June Elections in Kazakhstan Matter to the US
Why the June Elections in Kazakhstan Matter to the US

Kazakhstan President Kassym-Jomart Tokayev announced on April 9 that his country will hold presidential elections on June 9.

The Confusing Rhetoric out of Washington on Venezuela
The Confusing Rhetoric out of Washington on Venezuela

At this point, it is necessary to discuss the rhetoric utilized by the White House and US Congress regarding Venezuela, compared to how senior US military commanders discuss the situation and the possibility of US military action in the South American country.