As in the treatments of the Latin American states and the extrahemispheric states and Canada, this chapter deals with the more general analytic and thematic research on United States (US) policies toward relations with Latin America and the Caribbean. It begins with historical surveys and follows with foreign policy analyses. In both instances they are works with an overall regional focus, but include those with broad and more specific time periods and analytic purposes. Special attention is devoted to the Monroe Doctrine and related policy principles, and to the matter of policy perceptions. Studies devoted to the analysis of US subregional policies are taken up separately. Political science research eventually produced good foreign policy analytic surveys and broad thematic collections. They tended to emphasize US purposes in Latin America within relatively recent time frames, and a certain amount of contextual historical description or analysis tended to be included.