Accession Number:

ADA156973

Title:

United States Foreign Policy RE: The Third World - The Economic Dimension.

Descriptive Note:

Student essay,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-05-06

Pagination or Media Count:

55.0

Abstract:

This study analyzes the interaction of the United States and the countries of the Third World from an economic perspective. The critical strategic location and the vast amounts of raw materials held by Third World countries are factors well known to national security planners. The economic importance and leverage they could exert on the United States and the global economy was not fully realized, however until the OPEC nations imposed their quantum price increases which caused global economies to spasm. As a result of this notoriety the Third World rapidly gained economic prominence. The synergistic economic effect this action had on the worlds economy initiated a wave of international stimuli which required foreign policy makers to critically examine their policies affecting these nations. This paper will examine our early foreign policy, its interaction with the Third World and the foreign policy course which the author feels advisable in the best interests of the United States. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE