By Alvaro Mendez

This e-book stories an important occasion in US family members with Latin the USA, laying off mild at the position of established states and their international coverage enterprise within the technique through which neighborhood issues turn into intertwined with the dominant state’s international coverage. Plan Colombia was once a large-scale international reduction programme wherein the united states intervened within the inner affairs of Colombia, through invitation. It proved to be one of many significant successes folks international coverage, and has been credited with stemming a probably catastrophic defense failure of the Colombian kingdom.

This e-book discusses the techniques and practices deployed by means of the Colombian executive to steer US overseas coverage selection making on the bureaucratic, legislative and govt degrees, and is a particular contribution to our realizing of the dynamics of small strength employer. Giving a clearer perception into the choice making techniques in either the U.S. and Colombia, this booklet founds its argument on sturdy empirical research assembled from interviews of the main avid gamers within the occasions together with: Andres Pastrana, President of Colombia; Thomas Pickering, US nation division; Arturo Valenzuela, Senior Director for Inter-American Affairs on the NSA; common Barry McCaffrey, the USA ‘Drug Czar’; and Dennis Hastert, Speaker of the united states apartment of Representatives.

Approaching the occasions in query from a bottom-up theoretical standpoint that places the emphasis at the proof of the case, this publication could be of serious curiosity to lecturers, scholars and coverage makers within the box of international coverage research, US overseas coverage stories, and Latin American studies.


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