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Journal articles (peer-reviewed)

Book chapters

  • 2021: “The United States in Latin America: Lasting Asymmetries, Waning Influence?” in Gian Luca Gardini, ed., Extra-hemispheric Powers in Latin America (Routledge, forthcoming).
  • 2020: “Small states in Central America,” in Godfrey Baldacchino and Anders Wivel, eds., Handbook on the Politics of Small States, (Edward Elgar, March 2020).
  • 2019: “Latin American International Security,” in Harry E. Vanden and Gary Prevost, eds., Oxford Research Encyclopaedia of Latin America Politics (October 2019, DOI: 10.1093/acrefore/9780190228637.013.1735). 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, 2018). 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)


  • Of Arturo Santa-Cruz, US hegemony and the Americas: power and economic statecraft in International Relations, Routledge, 2020, International Affairs (September 2020).
  • Of Maud Chirio, Politics in Uniform: Military Officers and Dictatorship in Brazil, 1960–1980, University of Pittsburgh Press, 2018, Bulletin of Latin American Research (July 2020)Palacio Itamaraty, Brazil's foreign ministry, at dusk.
  • Of Annette Idler, Borderland Battles: Violence, Crime, and Governance at the Edges of Colombia’s War, Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2019, in International Affairs, Vol. 96, No. 2 (April 2020)
  • Of Pablo Piccatto, A History of Infamy: Crime, Truth, and Justice in  Mexico, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2017, in International Affairs, Vol. 95, No. 6 (November 2019)
  • Of Abbey Steele, Democracy and Displacement in Colombia’s Civil War, Ithaca: Cornell University Press, 2018, in International Affairs, Vol. 95, No. 4 (July 2019)
  • Of Lars Schoultz, In Their Own Best Interest, Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 2018, In H-Diplo Roundtable, Vol XX, No. 43 (June 2019)
  • 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

  • A Small State’s Guide to Influence in Word Politics, book manuscript, in preparation, advance contract with Oxford University Press, Bridging the Gap Series
  • “Latin America and the peripheral foundations of nineteenth-century international order,” AHRC grant application, with Carsten-Andreas Schulz
  • “The Economic Foundations of Hierarchy: ‘Hirschman Effects’ in Latin America’s Relations with the United States,” draft paper
    • Initiated in “The Hirschman Effect,” workshop and project led by Jonathan Kirshner and G. John Ikenberry; Princeton and Cornell
  • Latin America and the Post-WWII International Order, ongoing research

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