United States and Latin America after the Cold War

ISBN-10: 0521717957
ISBN-13: 9780521717953
Edition: 2008
Authors: Russell Crandall
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Description: 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 U.S. policymaker, Crandall  More...

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Book details

List price: $30.99
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/1/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 278
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144

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 U.S. policymaker, Crandall argues that any lasting analysis must be viewed through a fresh framework that allows for the often unexpected episodes and outcomes in U.S.-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 U.S. policy in Latin America, such as Cuba, Brazil, interventions in Haiti, Colombia, Hugo Chavez's Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina's financial meltdown.

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).

Acknowledgments
Preface
Understanding U.S. Policy
Policies across Three Presidential Administrations
Democracy
Security
Economics
Washington, the IMF, and Financial Meltdowns in Latin America
Colombia: The Narcotization of U.S. Policy
Blowback: The Drug War in Bolivia
The United States versus Hugo Chavez
The United States versus Daniel Ortega
Brazil: Ally or Rival?
Castro and Cuba: A Timeless Relationship
The Haitian Dilemma
The United States and Mexico
Conclusion
Index

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