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dc.contributor.advisorRothstein, Hy
dc.contributor.advisorGreenshields, Brian
dc.contributor.authorAndrade-Garzon, Celso.
dc.date.accessioned2012-03-14T17:40:28Z
dc.date.available2012-03-14T17:40:28Z
dc.date.issued2008-06
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/4100
dc.description.abstractThe United States government has two main concerns in South America's Andean region. The first is drug production and trafficking. This study focuses on the drug supply from the Andean region. The second concern is the insurgency conducted by Colombian narco-guerilla groups. The Colombian government is dedicated to defeating those illegal groups as the main cause of regional violence. Their primarily military strategy, implemented by local government, is Plan Colombia, which in the last seven years has received about five billion dollars in U.S. funding. Plan Colombia has geopolitical impacts on diplomacy, economics, national security, and the population's well-being. Plan Colombia has resulted in second-order effects on the neighboring countries of Ecuador and Venezuela, increasing border violence, population displacement and the creation of refugees, environmental damage, black market weapons trading and drug trafficking. This thesis uses trust and influence theory to analyze how Plan Colombia affects Ecuador and Venezuela and the actions taken by these neighboring countries to reduce, overcome, or exacerbate negative second order effects. Additionally, the thesis offers suggestions on efforts Washington and BogotaÌ might make to improve and update Plan Colombia, with recommendations to improve U.S. regional strategies.en_US
dc.description.urihttp://archive.org/details/hasplcolombiigno109454100
dc.format.extentxiv, 101 p. : 1 col map ;en_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.subject.lcshDrug trafficen_US
dc.subject.lcshAndes Regionen_US
dc.subject.lcshInsurgencyen_US
dc.subject.lcshColombiaen_US
dc.subject.lcshEcuadoren_US
dc.titleHas plan Colombia ignored neighboring countries?en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.)
dc.description.serviceEcuadorian Army author.en_US
dc.identifier.oclc244577575
etd.thesisdegree.nameM.S.en_US
etd.thesisdegree.levelMastersen_US
etd.thesisdegree.disciplineDefense Analysisen_US
etd.thesisdegree.grantorNaval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
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