Author Biography

Graduate student at the University of Texas at El Paso. I study Intelligence and National Security Studies and have primarily focused on the current state of tensions between the Russian Federation and the West.



Subject Area Keywords

International relations, International security, Latin America, Russia


Since facing international backlash from the West over the situation in Ukraine, Russia has had to focus on new international agreements. In retaliation for NATO expansion towards the east, Russia has sought to create these agreements in Latin America. Russia has specifically sought greater ties with Cuba, Nicaragua, Venezuela, Brazil, and Mexico. Currently, these countries maintain close economic ties with the United States. However, new military agreements are giving Russia greater military access to the region and access to locations that would facilitate greater ease in conducting military and espionage operations against the United States.