Occasional Paper: Pan-Americanism and US Foreign Policy in the Era of Strategic Competition
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Left: President John F. Kennedy visiting Venezuela in 1961.
Right: Presidents Raul Castro and Barack Obama shaking hands in Panama in 2015.
05 Dec 2023

Andrew Griffin is a career member of the US Foreign Service. He is currently the Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary of Western Hemisphere Affairs. His latest publication on Pan-Americanism is a clear and comprehensive overview of the history of US foreign policy in the Western Hemisphere and concludes with recommendations for emphasizing Pan-Americanism as a US foreign policy strategy. This highly recommended read brings perspectives from the past to address the deep-seated social, economic, and political challenges of today.

This paper was drafted while the author was a student at the National War College