Review: World Out of Balance–International Relations and the Challenge of American Primacy

Erudite, Itself Out of Balance, Secoond Tier Reading January 8, 2010 Stephen Brooks and William Wohlforth This is one of three books I bought to reflect on the same generic topic, the other two are Power & Responsibility: Building International Order in an Era of Transnational Threat and To Lead the World: American Strategy after …

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 1 Dec 09

Hot Topics AA: Calderon: Drugs Can’t Be Eliminated but Crime Can 11/27/09 AA: Ibero-American countries form cross-border crime fighting alliance 11/26/09 BR: Jobs, economics complicate Brazil’s Amazon fight 11/26/09 BR: Iranian Leader’s Visit to Brazil Takes the Gloss off Lula’s International Image 11/29/09 CO: Colombian Warlord Shows Up at Hearing with $100K for Victims 12/01/09 …

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 13 Oct 09

Hot Topics AA: Curacao seeks help in case of missing US diplomat 10/12/09 AA: Israeli military links widespread 10/08/09 AR: Argentina downgraded in financial development index 10/08/09 AR: Argentine Senate overwhelmingly approves media law 10/10/09 CL: Chile Acts to Protect Refugees 10/09/09 CO: Colombia Indians Say Talks with Rebels Must Be Public 10/10/09 CO: COLOMBIA: …

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 6 Oct 09

Hot Topics AA: Brazil and Venezuela must consider the construction of nuclear … 10/02/09 AA: Latin American Realpolitik: Colombia Cuts Electricity to Venezuela … 10/01/09 AA: South America: Will defense spending trigger an arms race? 10/02/09 BO: Evo: ALBA to Tackle Key Regional Issue 10/02/09 BO: News of the Weird: Bolivia home to world’s only …

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 8 September 2009

Hot Topics AA: Thousands rally against Chavez 09/05/09 BO: Morales Draws High Electoral Support in Bolivia 09/03/09 GD: Former deputy prime minister of Grenada to be freed after serving … 09/04/09 CO: Colombia shows videos of hostages held 11 years 09/07/09 CO: Colombia wants former rebels to help clear mines 09/03/09 VE: Is the Associated …

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 1 September 2009

Hot Topics AA: ARMOR: Improvised Armor In South America 08/29/09 AA: Falkland/Malvinas experience repeatedly recalled in Unasur summit 08/30/09 AA: Latin American Physical Security Market Growing: Report 08/31/09 AA: Mexico and Argentina move towards decriminalising drugs 08/31/09 CO: “An eternal battle against oblivion” 08/31/09 CO: Meeting a Girl FARC Guerrilla in Bogotá 08/29/09 GT: Malnutrition …

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 18 August 2009

Hot Topics AA: Iran Is Not a Good Partner for Latin America 08/13/09 AA: Seven daggers at the heart of the Americas 08/15/09 BO: Bolivia Plants Coca, and Cocaine Follows 08/18/09 BR: Brazil Seeks More Control of Oil Beneath Its Seas 08/17/09 BR: TV crime host denies ‘death setups’ 08/13/09 CO: US-Colombia Military Agreement Stirs …

SOUTHCOM Week in Review Ending 11 August 2009

Hot Topics AA: Ros-Lehtinen on Fight Against Tyranny in Latin America 08/09/09 AR: Exit polls: First lady wins in Argentina 08/10/09 BR: Brazil seeks guarantees for restriction of US military activities … 08/07/09 BR: Brazils new diplomacy 08/07/09 CO: Colombia President, on South America Tour, Defends US Military Role 08/07/09 CU: Cuba: USAID making ever-higher …