Southern Atlanticism in a Polarized WorldEpisode 1 - Thinking Across Latitudes Podcast
As the world witnesses a period of disruption marked by Great-Power rivalry and increasing insecurity, Southern Atlanticism serves as a catalyst for greater cooperation and representation in global affairs. By amplifying the voices and interests of countries of the “New South” this concept challenges the current narrative of Western dominance, paving the way for a balanced multipolar world order.
New alliances have begun to emerge assuming different stances from the West, passing through Latin America, Africa, and the Caribbean. Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has been a turning point for regional actors from the New South to adopt a non-aligned position and avoid choosing sides, giving ground to the idea of multilateral cooperation with Atlantic partners north and south.
Join us for the first episode of Thinking Across Latitudes as we delve into the concept of Southern Atlanticism and its implications for our polarized world.
This episode features in-depth conversations with Len Ishmael, former Ambassador of the Eastern Caribbean States to the Kingdom of Belgium and European Union and Ian Lesser, Vice-President of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. Through captivating conversations, we explore the historical roots, contemporary manifestations, and prospects of the other transatlantic relations.
Resources & Links
- Read Ian Lesser's piece, Southern Atlanticism Revisited: What Scope for North-South Consensus?
- Read Len Ishmael's paper, Under Invested The Caribbean-Africa Relationship
- Read more on the India Brazil and South Africa (IBSA) Forum
- Read the International Trade Centre's report on the state of African-Caribbean Trade
- Listen to the full Council on Foreign Relations conversation with Minister Naledi Pandor of South Africa
- Read the Nuclear Threat Initiative's overview on the Non-Aligned Movement (NAM)
- Read the United States Institute of Peace's analysis on The New Nonaligned Movement