Practically all states in the Global South are independent actors that do not want to be forced to choose between allying with the United States or China and Russia. They are also looking for more forward-looking engagement on trade, investment, technology and climate action as rule-makers, not just rule-takers.

The Quincy Institute is helping fashion a new bargain between the United States and the Global South, including its middle powers, to deepen ties and enhance U.S. influence in the vast region in less militarized ways — in part by bringing their voices and perspectives into Washington’s policy making spheres.

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