Malaysia -U.S. Relations: Influencing Factors and its Impact on Malaysia
ARMY WAR COLLEGE CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The relations between nation-states encompass interactions between state-based actors across state boundaries. This situation raises a few questions What are the factors that have characterized the relations between Malaysia and the U.S. as a combination of critism and cooperation What are the impacts of these relations on Malaysia How best can understanding of the influencing factors be used to improve future relations This paper will provide a critical study on the Malaysia-U.S. relations to determine factors influencing the relationships between the two states and their impact on Malaysia in post September 11 era for better relations in the future. The central argument of this is that the historical sources, internal and external sources as well as the idiosyncrasies of the leaders are factors that influence and impact the relations between the two states. These factors can be used to devise policies to better the relationship between the two states.
- Government and Political Science