Félix E. Martín is Associate Professor in the Department of Politics and International Relations at Florida International University in Miami, Florida. His research interests are in the theories of international relations, strategic culture, strategic interactions, security and peace studies, and international political economy. His published work centers on the security and political economy of South America and Southern Europe. One aspect of his current research focuses on the security and military dynamics in the Southern Cone of South America and why these seriously challenge the logic and applicability of the security dilemma to the region. A second dimension of his research centers on the notion of “Dis-development” and its impact on human Security in four South American countries. During his sabbatical leave, he will be working on a book that examines why a select group of countries in South America, subsequent to achieving successful levels of socio-political and economic development in the twentieth century, regressed dismally to economic underperformance, low levels of general development, and heightened human insecurity. Martín received his Ph.D. in Political Science from Columbia University. He holds a M.A. in Political Science from the University of Chicago, and a B.A. from Saint Peter’s University.