China has delivered vaccines to Latin America on an extraordinary scale. We must understand this in the context of China’s long-term aspirations as a rising power in the international order. Elena Cossu argues that Chinese vaccine diplomacy directly challenges the already declining US authority in the region
PhD Candidate, World Economy Institute / Assistant Research Fellow, Corvinus University of Budapest
Elena is an early-stage researcher for the MSCA Innovative Training Network FATIGUE, a research project that investigates the political divergence between Western and Eastern Europe.
She is also a PhD candidate in economics at Corvinus University of Budapest and she recently finished her year as a visiting researcher at University College London and at the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development.
Elena comes from a place culturally in between Germany and Italy.
She has also had experience working in Greece, France, Latin America, Thailand, and Hungary.
Elena is passionate about political and economic inequalities between states, and about understanding what prevents the political and economic convergence of different peripheries of the world.