This comprehensive text analyzes the foreign policies of eighteen countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. First assessing the state of the discipline, the introduction develops a common framework that compares the relevant explanatory weight of foreign policy determinants at the individual, state, and international level for each country. Case studies include the major regional powers such as Mexico, Brazil, and Argentina, as well as less-studied players such as the Dominican Republic, Ecuador, and Uruguay. With its focused analytical questions and rich empirical description, this book allows readers to develop sustained comparisons across the full spectrum of Latin American foreign policy.
Frank O. Mora, formerly professor of national security strategy at the National War College, National Defense University, is deputy assistant secretary of defense-western hemisphere. Jeanne A. K. Hey is director of international studies and associate professor of political science at Miami University of Ohio.
Chapter 1 Introduction: Theoretical Challenge to Latin American and Caribbean Foreign Policy Studies Part 2 Middle America and the Caribbean Basin Chapter 3 Mexico: The Challenges of a Latin American Power in the U.S. Backyard Chapter 4 Costa Rica: Neither Client nor Defiant Chapter 5 Nicaragua: Foreign Policy in the Revolutionary and Post-Revolutionary Era Chapter 6 Panama: The Limits of Sovereignty Chapter 7 Cuba: Talking Big, Acting Bigger Chapter 8 The Dominican Republic: From Nationalism to Globalism Chapter 9 CARICOM: The Pursuit of Economic Security Part 10 Andean Region Chapter 11 Venezuela: Petroleum, Democratization, and International Affairs Chapter 12 Colombia: U.S. Subordinate, Autonomous Actor, or Something in Between? Chapter 13 Ecuador: Foreign Policy on the Brink Chapter 14 Peru: Managing Foreign Policy amidst Political and Economic Crisis Chapter 15 Bolivia: The Struggle for Autonomy Chapter 16 Chile: The Invisible Hand and Contemporary Foreign Policy Part 17 Brazil and the Southern Cone Chapter 18 Brazil: From Dependency to Globalization Chapter 19 Argentina: Between Confrontation and Alignment Chapter 20 Paraguay: The Legacy of Authoritarianism Chapter 21 Uruguay: A Small Country Faces Global Challenges