Accession Number : AD0855722

Title :   Cambodia and Southeast Asian Regionalism,

Corporate Author : RESEARCH ANALYSIS CORP MCLEAN VA

Personal Author(s) : Gordon, Bernard K. ; Cyr, Anne V.

Report Date : JUL 1969

Pagination or Media Count : 63

Abstract : A study has been made of aspects of Cambodian foreign policy to discern factors impinging on Cambodian participation in regional cooperation efforts in Southeast Asia--particularly in the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Cambodia's reliance on instability in the region as an aid in retaining her national survival and 'neutral' image, and the circumstances under which Cambodia would be likely to participate in ASEAN are examined. Such circumstances relate especially to Cambodia's neighbors--Thailand and South Vietnam--and the outcome of the Vietnam war as a determining factor in Cambodia's regional role. The study concludes with an estimate in Cambodia's relationship to the region, US interests in Cambodia, and the relevance of ASEAN to US interests. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*FOREIGN POLICY, CAMBODIA), (*SOUTHEAST ASIA, INTERACTIONS), THREAT EVALUATION, THAILAND, VIETNAM, UNITED STATES, PREDICTIONS, POLITICAL SCIENCE, SURVIVAL(PERSONNEL), CHINA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE