Caribbean needs to make clear the issues that matter most to it

For much of the last decade the Caribbean has been actively diversifying its political and economic relations. As a consequence, China, Russia, Brazil, India, South Korea, Iran, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Taiwan, as well as long term partners in North America and Europe, are now actively engaged with the region.

At a hemispheric level the nations of the Caribbean have drawn much closer to near neighbours in Latin America both bilaterally and through institutional arrangements such as CELAC, ALBA, the PetroCaribe arrangement with Venezuela, and other relatively new hemispheric security, financial and development mechanisms.

There has also been an upsurge in interest by the Gulf States, especially Qatar and Abu Dhabi. More recently too, sovereign wealth funds and Turkey have been  …..To continue reading, login or subscribe now.

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