I am putting together a prospective panel for the upcoming SHAFR conference that looks at the Cold War in Latin America. My paper deals with US policy with Nicaragua from Carter through Reagan. I argue that the conflict with Nicaragua was not simply a last breath of the Cold War era, but also the birth of new period in US foreign relations dominated by the newer threat of terrorism. This involved a redefining of threat and response in the world. I argue that overtime Nicaragua was constructed as one of the United States' first rouge states. US Policy with Nicaragua in the 1980s provides a lens that shows this important transformation in how the US perceives threat in the world.
Any paper that deals with the present significance of the late Cold War or Terrorism would be ideal, but I am willing to think broadly about this panel and will consider all suggestions. I have a chair for this panel, and am looking for another presenter for this group.
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