Area of Expertise
Congress and foreign policy; U.S.–Latin American politics and relations; Cuban history, politics, and relations with the United States; El Salvador; Nicaragua
William M. LeoGrande has written widely in the field of Latin American politics and U.S. foreign policy, with a particular emphasis on Central America and Cuba. LeoGrande most recently co-authored Back Channel to Cuba: The Hidden History of Negotiations Between Washington and Havana. He is the author of Our Own Backyard: The United States in Central America, 1977–1992.He also is an expert on Congress and foreign policy; Cuban history, politics, and relations with the United States; El Salvador; and Nicaragua. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations. LeoGrande is coauthor of Confronting Revolution: Security through Diplomacy in Central America and coeditor of both A Contemporary Cuba Reader: Remaking the Revolution and Political Parties and Democracy in Central America. His articles have appeared in Foreign Affairs, Foreign Policy, Latin American Research Review, the New York Times, and Los Angeles Times; Miami Herald; Le Monde; and other journals and newspapers. His radio and television appearances include spots on PBS NewsHour,PBS Charlie Rose,ABC’s Nightline, Larry King Live, WAMU's Diane Rehm Show, and several network evening news broadcasts.