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Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Book chapters (peer-reviewed)

  • 2019: “Latin American International Security,” in Gary Prevost, ed., Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Latin America Politics (forthcoming, n.d.). With Sebastián Bitar.
  • 2018: “Latin America: Asymmetry and the problem of influence,” in Robert Jervis, Francis Gavin, Joshua Rovner, and Diane Labrosse, eds, Chaos in the Liberal Order: The Trump Presidency and International Politics in the 21st Century (New York: Columbia University Press, forthcoming). With Max Paul Friedman.
  • 2017: “Regional public goods in North America,” in Louis W. Goodman and Antoni Estevadeordal, eds., 21st Century Cooperation: Regional Public Goods, Global Governance, and Sustainable Development, (Routledge, 2017). With Manuel Suarez-Mier.

Essays, reports, and chapters (non-peer reviewed)

  • 2020: “Central America,” in Godfrey Baldacchino and Anders Wivel, eds., Handbook on the Politics of Small States, Edward Elgar (forthcoming).
  • 2018: “There is no map: International Relations in the Americas,” Latin American Research Review, (review essay, accepted and forthcoming, n.d.)
  • 2018: “La relación entre Estados Unidos y América Latina y el Caribe en la era Trump,” Revista Mexicana de Política Exterior, no. 114 (November 2018)
  • Why U.S. Leaders Don’t Need to Fear Latin American ‘Soft Balancers,‘” The National Interest, August 18, 2015. With Max Paul Friedman.
  • Trump and Latin America: Asymmetry and the problem of influence,” in Robert Jervis, Francis Gavin, Joshua Rovner, and Diane Labrosse, eds. America and the World—2017 and Beyond, H-Diplo/ISSF Policy Series. With Max Paul Friedman. May 2017.
  • 2014: “Echoes of 1992: The NAFTA negotiations and North America now,” Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
  • 2010: “The Cold War and its aftermath in the Americas: The Search for a Synthetic Interpretation of U.S. Policy,” Latin American Research Review, Vol. 45, No. 3, pp. 261-273. With Robert A. Pastor.
    Palacio Itamaraty, Brazil's foreign ministry, at dusk.


  • Of Lars Schoultz, In Their Own Best Interest, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018, In H-Diplo Roundtable, forthcoming, n.d.
  • Of Tina Hilgers and Laura Macdonald, eds., Violence in Latin America and the Caribbean, Cambridge, 2017, in International Affairs (March 2019)
  • Of Andrew Selee, Vanishing Frontiers, New York: PublicAffairs, 2018, In International Affairs (January 2019)
  • Of Robert A. Karl, Forgotten Peace: Reform, Violence, and the Making of Contemporary Colombia, University of California Press, 2017, in International AffairsMarch 2018.
  • Of Joseph S. Tulchin, Latin America in International Politics, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2016, in Journal of Latin American Studies, vol. 50, no. 2, May 2018.
  • Of Juan Pablo Scarfi, The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas, New York: Cambridge, 2017, in International Affairs (January 2018)
  • Of Hal Brands, Making the Unipolar Moment: U.S. Foreign Policy and the Rise of the Post-Cold War Order, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2016, in Political Science Quarterly, vol. 132, no. 3, Fall 2017
  • Of Robert A. Karl, “Reading the Cuban revolution from Bogotá, 1957–62.” Cold War History 16:4, (Fall 2016): 337-358, in H-Diplo Article Review no. 692, April 26, 2017.
  • Of Christopher Darnton, Rivalry and Alliance Politics in Cold War Latin America, Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press, 2014, in Foro Internacional, LV, 4 (222), 2015

Projects in progress

  • Latin America and the liberal international order, funding application
  • “The Hirschman Effect,” workshop and project led by Jonathan Kirshner and G. John Ikenberry; Princeton and Cornell
  • “Middle Power Regionalism in the Americas,” project funded by British Academy/Leverhulme Small Research Grant, 2016-2017. Research contributing to an ongoing article and a longer-term book project.
  • “Truman in Rio,” project funded by Truman Library Institute, 2016-2017, contributing to the projects above.
  • “Colombian foreign policy in the post-conflict era,” project funded by British Council’s Researcher Links, with Sebastian Bitar of Universidad de los Andes. Co-authored article in progress.

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