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SIMONOFF, Alejandro. Troop deployment and foreign policy (1989-2005).Translated byAndrea Assenti del Rio. Relac. int. (B. Aires) [online]. 2006, vol.1Selected edition, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1515-3371.
Kirchner´s governments decision to send troops to Haiti started a discussion in which arguments for and against this action hid a beeper debate: the one on the shape the present foreign policy should take. Such debate has made us wonder not only about what happened in this but other governments since 1999 which have sought to distance themselves from the Menemist agenda. Due to different factors, the pressures around troop deployment are connected to all kinds of matters such as strategic alliances with Brazil and the return to autonomist policies, as well as the ghost of "carnal relationships" and the intention to align with Washington. It is our aim to see in this kind of decision a sign of each foreign policy which helps us clarify their objectives, challenges, strengths and weaknesses.
Keywords : International Relations; Argentine Foreign Policy; Peace Missions.