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The United States needs to regain its economic might to face such challenges as a rising China, global
terrorism, and Iran’s nuclear ambitions. However, high oil prices will keep undermining its economic recovery, unless global supplies increase significantly.

Latin America holds the world’s biggest oil reserves after the Middle East, but politics hinder its potential, especially in Venezuela. Further, the U.S. must revise its outdated and misguided policies that have in fact strengthened anti-American forces led by President Hugo Chávez. This is a blind spot that threatens the U.S.’s geopolitical and economic interests. Washington needs a new regional policy not only to neutralize Chávez, but more critically to lower global oil prices, improve global security, and counter the rising influence of regional players.

America’s Blind Spot offers a fascinating and thorough analysis of key geopolitical and economic threats to the U.S., highlighting the need for a new Latin American policy doctrine based on military and strategic priorities. A unique study in American politics, it features interviews with U.S. and Latin American leaders, including former Director of National Intelligence John Negroponte and Colombian President Alvaro Uribe.