By Abraham F. Lowenthal

This paper surveys the current state of research in Latin America and the Caribbean in the field of international relations. The paper outlines the intellectual and institutional development of international studies in the region and discusses the evolution of research priorities, with special reference to the potential complementarity between U.S. and Latin American scholarship. Appended to the paper is a descriptive inventory of some 65 Latin American institutions in which research is conducted specifically on international relations.