Cynthia McClinktock is Professor of Political Science and International Affairs at George Washington University. She is the author of Peasant Cooperatives and Political Change in Peru (Princeton University Press, 1981) and Revolutionary Movements in Latin America: El Salvador’s FMLN and Peru’s Shining Path (U.S. Institute of Peace, 1998) and the co-author of The United States and Peru: Cooperation at a Cost (Routledge, 2003). Her articles have been published in Foreign Affairs, World Politics, Comparative Politics, and the Journal of Democracy, among many other journals. Currently, she is completing a book about the implications of runoff versus plurality presidential-election rules in Latin America, a project for which she held a fellowship at the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars. A past President of the Latin American Studies Association, she has taught at the Catholic University in Peru, appeared on major U.S. and Peruvian news programs, and testified before the Subcommittee on Western Hemisphere Affairs of the U.S. House of Representatives.