U.S. foreign policy, the south american integration, and the case of the military bases in Colombia

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Iglesias Cavicchioli, Manuel (2010)
  • Publisher: Asociación Española de Profesores de Derecho Internacional y Relaciones Internacionales
  • Journal: Revista Electrónica de Estudios Internacionales (issn: 1697-5197)
  • Subject: Organismos internacionales | U.S. Foreign Policy | U.S.-Colombia Defense Cooperation Agreement (DCA) | bases militares en Colombia | K1-7720 | UNASUR | J | South American integration | Law in general. Comparative and uniform law. Jurisprudence | military bases in Colombia | Political science | International relations | Acuerdo para la cooperación en defensa entre EE.UU. y Colombia | Política exterior de los EE.UU. | integración suramericana | Relaciones internacionales | JZ2-6530

This article analyzes the nature of the conflict generated in South America by the adoption of the new military agreement between the U.S. and Colombia. The article will evaluate the political and the geostrategic implications of this agreement, especially its repercussions for the regional integration process of South America. It will also analyze the stances of the local actors in order to consider prospective scenarios, and will assess the U.S. approach to South American integration under the Obama administration.
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