Concomitant with the astronomical rise of China in international politics, there has been an increased frequency and intensity of foreign relations between Global South states. This research attempts to, first, illuminate these largely overlooked foreign policy activities, and, second, to evaluate the implications of the trends. A South-South strategy is based on improving the position of developing countries in multilateral organizations, struggling against international marginalization, enhancing economic and technical cooperation, and challenging hegemonism and imperialism. This study concludes that a South-South coalition framework is a useful model for understanding Global South states’ foreign policy behavior and for addressing future conflicts.

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Tricia Gray is an Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Louisville. She earned a Ph.D. from Miami University in Ohio. She teaches courses on international relations and comparative politics with a focus on Latin America. She has published an article in the Bulletin of Latin American Research and a chapter on Chilean foreign policy in Latin America in the New International System, Jose da Cruz and Eduardo Gomez, eds. Email: tjgray01@louisville.edu


Africa, China, foreign relations, international politics, Latin America, multilateral organizations, South-South cooperation

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