New Research Article on China and the Pink Wave in Top US Journal World Affairs
Ivo’s latest research article is now available in the top IR journal, World Affairs. The article is entitled “China Pushed the Pink Tide and the Pink Tide Pulled China: Intertwining Economic Interests and Ideology in Ecuador and Bolivia (2005–2014)”.
The original submission was accepted with no revisions and it was highly commended by all three reviewers. The article is currently listed as ‘recommended’ by SAGE and it was awarded a grant by University of London to support its open-source publication.
World Affairs is a leading academic journal with 183 years of history. Previous contributors to the journal include high-profile public figures, politicians and scholars such as: Ian Bremmer, Ayaan Hirsi Ali, Andrew Bacevich, Elliott Abrams, Christopher Hitchens, Scooter Libby and Richard Perle.
The Chief Editor of World Affairs, Dr. Emma Norman, summarizes Ivo’s argument as follows: Ivo Ganchev examines the deepening economic relations between China and countries in Latin America with leftist ideologies in “China Pushed the Pink Tide and the Pink Tide Pulled China: Intertwining Economic Interests and Ideology in Ecuador and Bolivia (2005-2014).” His central claim is that Chinese funding has been driven “by a cyclic, mutual reinforcement of China’s economic interests.” It has offered an alternative for leftist leaders in Latin America to U.S.-led funding, and thus led to the rise of the Pink Tide and an anti-American shaping of national identity in Ecuador and Bolivia.
To access the abstract and the full article, please visit the read section of this website.
Ivo’s research enabled through the support and encouragement he receives from his colleagues at Queen Mary University of London, Peking University and Beijing Union University.