Other Regional Research - Publications Archive

Current Research

RAND regularly investigates topics specific or related to Latin America and Africa; since the late 1990s these publications have been posted in their entirety as downloadable PDFs, and some earlier publications are also available. A complete list of online publications is available for:


Research in Latin America began with Cold War military studies on U.S.-Cuban relations, an outgrowth of the Cuban missile crisis of the early 1960s; research on Africa also began in the early 1960s stemming primarily from an interest in the independence movement and the growth of Soviet client states.

Albert Wohlstetter, a mathematical logician and senior staff member at RAND in the 1950s and 1960s and one of the world's leading nuclear and national security strategists, wrote several papers about U.S. policy towards Castro's Cuba. Some of these classics have been posted online, including the following: