Accession Number:

ADA276672

Title:

ASEAN, The Pacific and the United States Toward a New Relationship

Descriptive Note:

Research rept. Aug 1992-Apr 1993

Corporate Author:

INDUSTRIAL COLL OF THE ARMED FORCES WASHINGTON DC

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1993-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

33.0

Abstract:

The world is changing at a very rapid pace. The military adversaries of the past are now friends. Allies from the era of containment are now adversaries in the world of trade and commerce. New relationships are forming as other are breaking up. Many of the previously designated third world nations are giving way to the term newly industrialized countries or economies. The Association of Southeast Asian Nations, or ASEAN, is a regional association of nations comprised of Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, Brunei and the Philippines. The ASEAN export oriented market economies have demonstrated, for the most part, a remarkable rate of growth over the past decade. How will the European Community EC and the expected North American Free Trade Agreement NAFTA affect the continued growth of both the political and economic systems of the ASEAN nations How will the U.S. respond to the new challenges in what appears to be the Century of the Pacific Will the strategies from the era of containment and the accompanying alliances restrain the U.S. in its development of new policies based on the new economic order ASEAN, THE PACIFIC AND THE UNITED STATES TOWARD A NEW RELATIONSHIP, is an attempt to answer these questions and provide some options for the U.S. to follow.

Subject Categories:

  • Economics and Cost Analysis
  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE