ReflectiÖns on 200 Years of the Monroe Doctrine
What does the Monroe Doctrine – or perhaps better: the multiple Monroe Doctrines since 1823 – actually stand for today? How can we look back on it 200 years after its first appearance? Answers are not immediately obvious, and the vagueness of the Monroe Doctrine does its part. Of course, this vagueness is no coincidence. Reason enough to devote more research to the doctrine, which is of central importance for the history of international relations and international law.