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 international relations theory, 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. Dr. 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.