A sequel to Latin American Foreign Policies: Global and Regional Dimensions (Westview, 1981), this collection of original essays presents a comprehensive view of the principal foreign policy issues of the nations of Latin America and lays the foundation for understanding the challenges facing those nations in the 1980s. The book begins with an introduction to the major themes of conflict and cooperation in Latin American foreign policies, an overview of U.S.-Latin American relations, and an assessment of contemporary research in the field. The authors then analyze the economic challenges, regional conflicts, and security concerns of the nations of South and Central America, with case studies of the foreign policies of Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Peru, Venezuela, Colombia, Mexico, Nicaragua, and Cuba. A concluding section suggests future directions for research on Latin American foreign policies in the 1980s and offers a theoretical framework for the analysis of foreign policy behavior in the region.
Also of Interest -- The Dynamics of Latin American Foreign Policies -- Introduction to Latin American Foreign Policy: Latin American Governments as Actors in the International System -- Inter-State Conflict in Latin America in the 1980s -- Cooperation in Latin America: The Politics of Regional Integration -- U.S.-Latin American Relations from Carter to Reagan: Change or Continuity? -- South America: Economic Challenges and Regional Conflicts -- Argentina's Foreign Policies in the Post-Malvinas Era -- Brazil's Foreign Policy: More Actors and Expanding Agendas -- Chilean Foreign Policy: The Pragmatic Pursuit of Geopolitical Goals -- Peruvian Foreign Policy Since the Return to Democratic Rule -- The Foreign Policies of Venezuela and Colombia: Collaboration, Competition, and Conflict -- Bolivian Foreign Policy: The Struggle for Sovereignty -- Central America: Challenges of Revolution -- Central America: Regional Security Issues -- Mexico's Foreign Policies: A Study in Contradictions -- Nicaragua's Foreign Relations: The Struggle for Survival -- Cuba's Foreign Policy in Central America and the Caribbean -- Directions for Research on Latin American Foreign Policies in the 1980s -- Toward a Theory for the Comparative Analysis of Latin American Foreign Policy