Accession Number : ADA132342

Title :   United States National Security Interests and the Republic of Mexico.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Matos,Eric Efrain

PDF Url : ADA132342

Report Date : Jun 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 116

Abstract : The implications of the term national interest have recently been under debate among those involved in foreign policy decision making. The word interest derives from the Latin meaning it concerns, it makes a difference to, it is important with reference to some person or thing. The difficulties and complexity of defining the national interest has caused many analysts of the foreign policy process to turn away from the concept altogether in spite of the fact that the term remains a part of the rhetoric of foreign policy. The basic premise here is that foreign policy should be concerned with the ability to achieve the national interest rather than with any strict definition of a complex concept. The thesis of this study is that although United States-Mexican relations have been founded on historical ties and the sharing of a 2,000 mile border, the long-term development of the relationship will depend on the U.S. acceptance of Mexico as not just another country, but as a neighbor whose interests and problems must be recognized and dealt with within the scope of mutual interests and in pursuit of U.S. national interests. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Mexico, *International relations, History, International trade, Economics, Investments, National security, Migration, Crude oil, United States, Theses

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Humanities and History

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE