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Wilson Center Reports on the Americas No. 10: Argentina-US Bilateral Relations: Past and Present

On December 4, 2003, the Latin American Program and the Centro de Estudios Legales y Sociales co-sponsored a second conference on "Argentina-United States Bilateral Relations: An Historical Perspective and Future Challenges," held at the University of Buenos Aires in Argentina. The first panel dealt with the current Argentina-US bilateral relations and the future challenges. The panelists discussed US-Argentina bilateral relations during Kirchner's presidency. The second panel evaluated a new perspective on Argentina-US bilateral relations, given the declassification of 4677 documents about the dirty war period that were kept in the US Embassy in Buenos Aires. The declassification was ordered by the State Department on August 20, 2002; and new documents were then declassified in November 2003. This book contains an edited version of the panelists' presentations. Panelists included John Dinges, Columbia University; Carlos Osorio, National Security Archive; Horacio Verbitsky, CELS; Ariel Armony, Colby College; Agustín Colombo Sierra, Argentine Ministry of Foreign Relations; Roberto Russell, Torcuato Di Tella University; Mark Falcoff, American Enterprise Institute; and Diana Tussie, FLACSO Argentina.The book was launched in Buenos Aires on May 2004; during a conference on these issues held in Argentina. You can download the book's table of contents, preface, and introduction. Please contact the Latin American Program if you are interested in a copy of the book.

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