The Obama Administration and the Americas: A Promising Start

Author
Abraham F. Lowenthal
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
The Washington Quarterly
Volume
32
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
July 2009
Institution
Center for Strategic and International Studies
Abstract
Because the new administration of President Barack Obama inherited the most demanding agenda, both at home and abroad, that any U.S. government has faced in many decades, few observers expected that it would devote much attention to U.S. relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. None of the countries of the Americas presents an imminent threat to U.S. national security. None is likely to be the source or target of significant international terrorism. With so much else to attend to, the Obama administration might well have relegated Latin America to the distant backburner.
Topic
Terrorism
Political Geography
United States, America