Accession Number:

ADA162529

Title:

India and the United States: A Need for Improved Relations.

Descriptive Note:

Master's thesis,

Corporate Author:

DEFENSE INTELLIGENCE COLL WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1985-06-01

Pagination or Media Count:

76.0

Abstract:

The idea of this thesis is that the United States should pursue a foreign policy more closely aligned with India, rather than with Pakistan, because the strategic importance of India to U.S. geopolitical interests in South Asia outweighs that of Pakistan. Methodology used to support this thesis was extracted from that developed by Dr. Ray S. Cline in his book World Power Trends and U.S. Foreign Policy for the 1980s Boulder Westview Press, 1980. Upon application of his perceived power weights i.e., critical mass, economic capability, military capability, and national strategy and will to both countries, India emerges as the stronger nation-state.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE