An opening product of the Andean–US Dialogue Forum, this report is intended to spur conversations on more effective cooperation by identifying convergences and divergences in priorities among the countries and the citizens of Venezuela, Colombia, Ecuador, Peru, and Bolivia and the United States.
The report seeks to open the door to a better understanding of the internal dynamics in each country and to reduce stereotypes that impede cooperation to resolve mutual challenges. This report highlights the transnational issues of energy, climate change, trade, and illegal drugs, recognizing that beneficial progress will demand a collective response from all.
The Andean–US Dialogue Forum supports the vital role of civil society in overcoming simplified stereotypes and generating creative and sustainable solutions to shared problems.
Preface and Acknowledgements
List of Abbreviations
Dynamism In Andean–US Relations
Ties That Bind Us
Andean Regional Overview
Toward Mutual Understanding: Snapshots of Political and Economic Change in Each Country
States And Andean Countries
Toward A Common Agenda
Annex 1. Policy Innovations from Latin America
Annex 2. List Of Members Of Andean–US Dialogue Forum