Adam Ratzlaff is a contributing and special series editor and a specialist in Latin American foreign and public affairs. With over a decade of studying and working on issues related to Latin America, he has provided political and economic analysis for groups including the World Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank. His research interests include U.S.-Latin American foreign policy, Sino-Latin American foreign policy, Pan-American cooperation, the defense of democracy in the Americas, and economic and social development in Latin America. Ratzlaff’s work has been featured in The National Interest, Global Americans, Charged Affairs, and The Geopolitics among others. Ratzlaff holds an MA from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (University of Denver) and a BA from Tulane University where he triple-majored in International Relations, Economics, and Latin American Studies. He is also pursuing his doctoral degree in International Relations.