Latin America in the New World Security Architecture

Authored by: Arie M. Kacowicz

Routledge Handbook of Latin American Security

Print publication date:  July  2015
Online publication date:  July  2015

Print ISBN: 9780415718691
eBook ISBN: 9781315867908
Adobe ISBN: 9781317965091


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With the exception of the United States and Canada, the American continent is, in general, a region that remains on the fringe of the most significant international conflicts. In this chapter, I ask the question: What role does Latin America play in the contemporary world security architecture (WSA)2 since the end of the Cold War? The short answer is: not much of a role. The longer answer establishes a taxonomy regarding Latin American insertion in the WSA by differentiating among active, passive, and potential roles.

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