The Influence of Small States on Superpowers

Jamaica and U.S. Foreign Policy


The conventional wisdom is that small developing countries exert limited—if any—influence on the foreign policy of superpowers, in particular the United States. This book challenges that premise based on the experience of the small developing country of Jamaica and its relations with the United States. It raises the question: if the foreign policy of the United States can be influenced by even a small developing country, should Washington be worried?
  • Lexington Books; July 2015
  • ISBN 9781498508179
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  • Title: The Influence of Small States on Superpowers
  • Author: Richard L. Bernal
  • Imprint: Lexington Books

In The Press

Ambassador Bernal offers well-informed assessments of the challenges confronting small nations seeking to attract favorable attention in Washington’s policy-making, think-tank, and media communities.

About The Author

Richard Bernal was Jamaica’s ambassador to the United States and permanent representative to the Organization of American States (OAS) for more than ten years.