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|Title:||U.S. Relations with Latin America during the Clinton Years: Opportunities Lost or Opportunities Squandered?|
|Authors:||Palmer, David Scott|
|Abstract:||The first book-length treatment of the Clinton administration's Latin American policies, this timely study reads like an insider's account, based in part on interviews and roundtable discussions with more than 50 participants in the Latin American foreign policy process during these years--from career diplomats to political appointees, White House insiders to jaded professionals. In his balanced analysis of an administration that made some progress in Latin American relations, the author reluctantly concludes that the Clinton presidency failed to build on the favorable international and regional context and on opportunities inherited from the George H. W. Bush administration. The study offers a multifaceted explanation for why Clinton's Latin American policy was, on balance, not able to accomplish many of its objectives in spite of some important successes, including the ratification of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and the historic Summit of the Americas. Citing the …|
|Keywords:||Latin American History;Political Issues;Political Science;International Relations;National Security;Latin America;Political Science;textbook;foreign policy;international relations|
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