INTER-AMERICAN RELATIONS AFTER 9/11: OVERCOMING NEGLECT

Author
Livia Peres Milani
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Conjuntura Austral: Journal of the Global South
Volume
10
Issue Number
50
Publication Date
2019
Institution
Conjuntura Austral: Journal of the Global South
Abstract
The US Foreign Policy turn to the Middle East during the 2000s and the coming to power of left-leaning governments in Latin America was widely interpreted as a US neglect of the region and the beginning of a post-hegemonic era in the Western Hemisphere. Hakim (2006)argued that the US was losing interest to the region and Riggigorozzi and Tussie (2012)claimed the US decompression opened space to Latin American regionalism. These ideas became common sense, but they were rarely demonstrated (LONG, 2016). The recent reversion of that scenario, with the coming to power of right-wing governments and the US pressure on the Bolivarian Venezuelan government, makes clear that more research on the post 9/11 US policies to South America is needed.
Topic
Foreign Policy, Hegemony, Regional Integration
Political Geography
United States, Latin America