Talons of the Eagle
Dynamics of U.S.-Latin American RelationsBook - 1996
World events since 1989 have shattered long-held assumptions about the global and drastically reshaped relations between the United State and Latin America. Talons of the Eagle presents a vivid portrayal of this rapidly changing relationship and casts important new light on contemporaryissues such as economic integration, environmental protection, drug trafficking, and undocumented migration. Smith's examination encompasses the imperialism of the late 18th and 19th centuries, ideological conflicts deriving from the Cold War, and the very recent surge of optimism and pessimismattending NAFTA and the emerging "new world order." From the early politics of U.S. expansion through the Cold War to the continuing "war on drugs," Smith provides a thoughtful and through evaluation of more than 200 years of turbulent history. By focusing on international systems, the distributionof power, and the perception and pursuit of national interests, Smith uncovers recurrent regularities in the resulting interaction between Latin American and the United States, makes available a compelling analysis of continuity and change, and offers provcative insight into portents for thefuture.
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 1996
Branch Call Number: 327.73 S656t
Characteristics: xii, 377 p. : ill., maps ; 25 cm