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Book review: America’s blind spot: Chávez, oil and US security

Boscan, Luis (2013) Book review: America’s blind spot: Chávez, oil and US security. LSE Review of Books (22 May 2013). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Latin America holds some of the world’s biggest oil reserves, but unstable political events in the region are hindering its potential, especially in Venezuela. Global U.S. security would benefit from a revamping of outdated policies towards Latin America, argue Andrés Cala and Michael Economides. This is a blind spot in American politics, one that threatens U.S. geopolitical and economic interests. In this book, the authors aim to offer a thorough analysis of key geopolitical and economic threats to the U.S., highlighting the need for a new Latin American policy doctrine based on military and strategic priorities. Reviewed by Luis Boscán. America’s Blind Spot: Chávez, Oil and US Security. Andrés Cala and Michael Economides. Continuum Books. 2012

Item Type: Online resource (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/
Additional Information: © 2013 The Author; Online
Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JZ International relations
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 23 Oct 2013 09:00
Last Modified: 29 Sep 2019 23:18
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/53739

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