Brief: The US, Panama and Mutual Security
These days, the Panama Canal is more often thought of as a commercial instrument rather than a facilitator of U.S. hegemony.
Background: The United States has always had fundamental interest in protecting maritime approaches to its land, including those from the Caribbean Sea. Securing and completing the Panama Canal was instrumental in that regard. It’s still strategically invaluable, so the security of Panama itself is equally important to U.S. interests. What Happened: The United States and […]