Accession Number : ADA114408

Title :   Mexico's Central American Policy: Apologies, Motivations, and Principles.

Descriptive Note : Strategic issues research memo.,

Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s) : Williams,Edward J

PDF Url : ADA114408

Report Date : 15 Mar 1982

Pagination or Media Count : 41

Abstract : This memorandum posits and critically analyzes several apologies, motivations, and principles contributing to Mexico's increasingly active foreign policy role in Central America. It sets out a series of explanations including those typified as socio-cultural, historical, and ideological, economic, political, and strategic/security. In each case, the author proposes the argument and then exposes it to analysis, featuring its strengths and weaknesses. The several categories define distinct and distinguishable parts of the larger foreign policy matrix and their proposition and elucidation contributes to an enriched understanding of the formulation and articulation of Mexican policy in Central America. In this effort, the author is not concerned essentially with the substance of Mexico's Central American policy, but rather with the motivations and principles informing the policy (or policies) and the apologies devised to explain Mexico's activities in the region. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mexico, *Central America, International relations, Foreign policy, Economics, Political science, National security

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE