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Journal articles 

Book chapters

  • 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 and reports

  • 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.
  • December 2014: “Echoes of 1992: The NAFTA negotiations and North America now,” Mexico Institute, Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars.
    Palacio Itamaraty, Brazil's foreign ministry, at dusk.


  • Of Juan Pablo Scarfi, The Hidden History of International Law in the Americas, New York: Cambridge, 2017, in International Affairs (January 2018)
  • Of Joseph S. Tulchin, Latin America in International Politics, Boulder: Lynne Rienner, 2016, in Journal of Latin American Studies (forthcoming, n.d.)
  • 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

Under review

  • “Historical antecedents and post-WWII regionalism in the Americas”
  • “The Larreta Doctrine and the promise of precommitment” with Max Paul Friedman
  • “Debunking the presidentialist paradigm in Latin American foreign policy: Theory and evidence from Colombia,” with Sebastián Bitar and Gabriel Jiménez
  • A Small State’s Guide to Influence in World Politics, book proposal, Bridging the Gap Book Series at Oxford University Press (board approved, awaiting delegate review)

Projects in progress

  • “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.
  • “Agency under asymmetry: A framework for weaker-state foreign policy” (under revision)

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