The United States and Latin America after the Cold War

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Overview

In assessing the relations between the United States and Latin America since the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, Russell Crandall argues that any lasting analysis must be viewed through a fresh framework, one that allows for the often unexpected episodes and outcomes in U.S.-Latin American relations. An academic and recent high-level U.S. policymaker, Crandall examines the policies of three post-Cold War presidential administrations (George H. W. Bush, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush) through the prism of three critical areas: democracy, economics, and security. The author then introduces relevant case studies of U.S. policy in several Latin American countries, including Cuba, Brazil, Haiti, Colombia, Venezuela, Mexico, and Argentina.
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"...Crandall has advised both the Bush administration and the Obama campaign, and he brings a clear-eyed, even-handed realism to his wide survey of the main bilateral relationships and functional issues (democracy, trade, drugs) that have dominated inter-American relations during the past two decades....Incoming policymakers seeking concise, informed evaluations of the pressing issues in inter-American relations can also benefit from Crandall's contribution."
Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs

"A young political scientist, Crandall has advised both the Bush administration and the Obama campaign, and he brings a clear-eyed, even-handed realism to his wide survey of the main bilateral relationships and functional issues (democracy, trade, drugs) that have dominated inter-American relations during the past two decades....Overall, the balance of theory, description, case studies, and well-chosen illustrations will serve students well. Incoming policymakers seeking concise, informed evaluations of the pressing issues in inter-American relations can also benefit from Crandall's contribution."
Richard Feinberg, Foreign Affairs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521717953
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 9/1/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 276
  • Sales rank: 926,868
  • Product dimensions: 6.10 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.70 (d)

Meet the Author

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).

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Table of Contents

1 Understanding U.S. Policy 1

2 Policies across Three Presidential Administrations 14

3 Democracy 27

4 Security 38

5 Economics 54

6 Washington, the IMF, and Financial Meltdowns in Latin America 70

7 Colombia: The Narcotization of U.S. Policy 85

8 Blowback: The Drug War in Bolivia 102

9 The United States versus Hugo Chavez 119

10 The United States versus Daniel Ortega Marshall Worsham Worsham, Marshall 135

11 Brazil: Ally or Rival? Britta Crandall Crandall, Britta 145

12 Castro and Cuba: A Timeless Relationship Marshall Worsham Worsham, Marshall 162

13 The Haitian Dilemma Katie Hunter Hunter, Katie Marshall Worsham Worsham, Marshall 186

14 The United States and Mexico Katie Hunter Hunter, Katie 213

15 Conclusion 244

Index 249

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