James Mattis

Latin American nations need to keep its military in check

The late Dr. James Bill, founding director of the Reves Center for International Studies at the College of William and Mary, was an internationally recognized expert on Iran who devoted his professional career to advising the U.S. government on how to formulate policies toward Iran that would make that country America’s friend, rather than its foe.

His daughter, Dr. Rebecca Bill Chavez, a nonresident senior strategic fellow for Latin American studies at The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy, who previously served from 2013 through 2017 as deputy assistant secretary of defense for Western Hemisphere affairs, is determined to help steer U.S. policies toward Latin America in a...