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JANIE HULSE is an independent contractor based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, who provides communica-tions and research services to private and public sector organizations. Ms. Hulse has extensive professional experience dealing with the Latin American region. She began her career working as Latin American Public Sector Marketing Manager for KPMG Consulting (now BearingPoint), promoting the company’s information technology services to Latin American governments. She was based in Buenos Aires during part of her tenure with the company. She later joined the National Defense University as a research associate for the Institute for National Strategic Studies (INSS) Western Hemisphere Department. At INSS, Ms. Hulse researched issues related to security in the Western Hemisphere, culminating in a chapter that she co-authored with John Cope in the book Caribbean Security in the Age of Terror (Ian Randle Publishers, 2004). In 2004, she was awarded a Rotary fellowship to continue her Latin American studies in Buenos Aires, during which time she worked in the Economic Section of the U.S. Embassy. Ms. Hulse holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University and a Master’s degree in Politics of Development of Latin America from the London School of Economics.
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Authored by Ms Janie Hulse.
China is increasing its presence in strategic industries in Latin America as U.S. engagement in the region wanes. Chinese involvement in Argentina’s telecommunications and space industries, in particular, creates security vulnerabilities for the United States and calls for enhanced U.S. commerce, aid, and diplomacy with Argentina and the region as a whole.