Accession Number:

ADA148612

Title:

ASEAN and Indochina: A Strategy for Regional Stability in the 1980's.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1984-12-01

Pagination or Media Count:

207.0

Abstract:

This thesis suggest a reassessment of United States and Southeast Asian policy towards Vietnam and the other Indochinese states. The hypothesis behind this suggestion is simply that the current policies of isolation imposed on Indochina do little to promote stability in the region drive Indochina further into the Soviet sphere and do not serve the long range interests of the United States and other nations of the region. It explores the possibility of ASEAN-Indochinese rapprochement, based on encouraging proper interactive behavior by Indochina through linking such behavior to economic incentives. It is postulated that such actions can lead to regional interdependency and long term political stability. To this end, comparative national interestspolicies are examined within the context of military, political, and economic interaction in Southeast Asia. Weaknesses and strengths are highlighted and areas for mutual cooperation explored. Options for the future are discussed and an emphasis on internal economic growth is suggested as the soundest path towards stability in Southeast Asia.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE