Accession Number:

ADA011403

Title:

Identification and Measurement of U.S. Interests Abroad: A Quantitative Analysis of U. S. Stakes at the Sub-Theater Level and Their Relative Vulnerability to Local Conflicts

Descriptive Note:

Final technical rept.

Corporate Author:

WESTINGHOUSE ELECTRIC CORP FALLS CHURCH VA CENTER FOR ADVANCED STUDIES AND ANALYSES

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1974-11-01

Pagination or Media Count:

146.0

Abstract:

This is volume 2 of the study to develop a systematic means for rank- ordering foreign countries on the basis of U.S. interest abroad. Six independent dimensions of the U.S. stake at the subtheater level were delineated, and ninety-three 93 countries were rank-ordered on each, as well as across an aggregate measure of all six. The same set of countries were evaluated in terms of the relative level of local, inter-state conflict behavior they had experienced over the period 1961-1973. The severity of thirteen years of conflict was measured with the help of a conflict continuum scale consisting of twenty-three generic types of conflict-interaction. Annual conflict scores were aggregated into a series of final, weighted conflict intensity indices for 1973. Country interest scores were juxtaposed with the pertinent conflict intensity indices in a display of ranked levels of U.S. security concern.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE