Why the end of the Cold War doesn't matter: the US war of terror in Colombia

Stokes, Doug (2003) Why the end of the Cold War doesn't matter: the US war of terror in Colombia. Review of International Studies, 29 (4). pp. 569-585. ISSN 0260-2105. (Full text available)

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Abstract

Orthodox narratives of US foreign policy have been employed as uncontested modes of historical interpretation with US post-Cold War foreign policy in the Third World characterised by discontinuity from its earlier Cold War objectives. Chomsky's work adopts an alternative revisionist historiography that views US post-Cold War foreign policy as characterised by continuity with its earlier Cold War objectives. This article examines the continuities of US post-Cold War policy in Colombia, and explains this in terms of the maintenance of US access to South American oil, the preservation of regional (in)stability and the continued need to destroy challenges to US-led neoliberalism.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: J Political Science > JZ International relations
Divisions: Faculties > Social Sciences > School of Politics and International Relations
Depositing User: Alison Chapman
Date Deposited: 19 Dec 2007 18:38
Last Modified: 05 Sep 2011 23:21
Resource URI: http://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/965 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
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