This book focuses on the Caribbean policies of the major contenders for power, analysing the evolution of each country's policies. It looks at the rivalry for Caribbean influence from the perspectives of eastern Caribbean and Central American governments.
1. Colossus Challenged: U.S. Caribbean Policy in the 1980's 2. Soviet Policy and the Crisis in the Caribbean 3. Cuba in the Caribbean and Central America: Limits to Influence 4. Ideology and Oil: Venezuela in the Circum-Caribbean 5. Mexico's Central American Policy: Revolutionary and Prudential Dimensions 6. Some Central American Perceptions and Positions in the Face of Big and Middle Power Politics in the Caribbean 7. The Struggle for Influence and Survival: The United States-Microstate Caribbean Interface 8. Conclusion