The United States and Latin America after the Cold War
The United States and Latin America after the Cold War looks at the almost quarter-century of relations between the United States and Latin America since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989. An academic and recent high-level US policymaker, Crandall argues that any lasting analysis must be viewed through a fresh framework that allows for the often unexpected episodes and outcomes in US-Latin American relations. Crandall's book examines the policies of three post-Cold War presidential administrations (Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr.) through the prism of three critical areas: democracy, economics, and security. Crandall then introduces several case studies of US policy in Latin America, such as Cuba, Brazil, interventions in Haiti, Colombia, Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina's financial meltdown.
- Hardback | 276 pages
- 160 x 242 x 18mm | 520g
- 30 Sep 2008
- CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
- Cambridge, United Kingdom
- 1 Maps; 16 Halftones, unspecified
Table of contents
1. Conceptual; 2. Presidential administrations: Bush Sr., Clinton, and Bush Jr.; 3. Democracy; 4. Security; 5. Economics; 6. Washington, the IMF, and financial meltdowns in Latin America; 7. Colombia: the narcotization of US policy; 8. Blowback: the drug war in Bolivia; 9. The United States vs. Hugo Chavez; 10. The United States vs. Daniel Ortega; 11. Brazil: ally or rival?; 12. Castro and Cuba; 13. The Haitian dilemma; 14. Mexico; 15. Conclusion.
'... a well-rounded work that addresses some of the most important elements of current US policy towards Latin America ... Students of US-Latin American relations, as well as policy makers in Washington, will greatly appreciate this work.' Political Studies Review
About Russell Crandall
Russell Crandall is currently Associate Professor of Politics at Davidson College and a fellow at the Center for American Progress. He has also served as the director for the Western Hemisphere at the National Security Council, special assistant for counter-terrorism to the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and advisor for Latin American security to the assistant secretary of defense for international security affairs. He is the author of Gunboat Democracy: U.S. Interventions in the Dominican Republic, Grenada, and Panama (2006) and Driven by Drugs: U.S. Policy Toward Colombia (2002).