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CARICOM’s External Engagements: Prospects and Challenges for Caribbean Regional Integration and Development

Annita Montoute , Annita Montoute , Annita Montoute | May 11, 2015

Caribbean international relations are in a state of flux, reflecting changes in the global political economy, shifting priorities of traditional and emerging partners, and the former’s evolving development agenda. As European and U.S. policymakers work to redefine their strategies toward the Caribbean region, a growing number of new partnerships that the Caribbean enjoys will offer greater flexibility for these mostly island countries. This paper explains these developments and the implications for Caribbean regional integration and development.