The Obama Administration and the Americas: Agenda for Change

The Obama Administration and the Americas: Agenda for Change

ISBN-10:
0815703090
ISBN-13:
9780815703099
Pub. Date:
03/17/2009
Publisher:
Brookings Institution Press
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The Obama Administration and the Americas: Agenda for Change

The Obama administration inherits a daunting set of domestic and international policy challenges. It would be tempting to put Latin America and the Caribbean on the back burner, for their nations pose no imminent security threat nor do they seem at first blush critical to the most pressing problems of U.S. foreign policy. The Obama Administration and the Americas, however, argues that the new administration should focus early and strategically on Latin America.

Our neighbors to the south impact daily on the lives of U.S. citizens, on issues such as energy, narcotics, immigration, trade, and jobs. And these are the countries most likely to partner with Washington on the basis of shared values, culture, and interests. Recognized experts from Latin America, the United States, and Europe suggest in this timely volume that the United States should seize an early opportunity to engage Latin America, recognizing the region's diversity but also its shared concerns and aspirations.

The consolidation of stable democracies and rule of law in Latin America has long been an expressed goal of both parties in Washington, but the backlash from Iraq, the global financial crisis, and other recent experiences may discourage the use of U.S. influence and assistance to nurture democratic governance. The authors emphasize case-by-case, sophisticated, and multilateral approaches to dealing with such hard cases as Bolivia, Colombia, Cuba, Haiti, Mexico, and Venezuela.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780815703099
Publisher: Brookings Institution Press
Publication date: 03/17/2009
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 252
Sales rank: 1,272,367
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.90(d)

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