Accession Number : ADA136836

Title :   The Effect of U.S. National Interests on Arms Transfer Decision Making in Brazil.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Mura,J D

PDF Url : ADA136836

Report Date : Sep 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 100

Abstract : This thesis examines the effect of United States national interests on foreign policy toward Latin America. specifically, it concerns the decisions to transfer or deny arms to Brazil and the influence the human rights policy had on those decisions. various theories on the concept of the national interest are provided, as are citations of both U.S. and Latin American policy makers on their respective countries' interests. Conditions conducive to arms transfer are described for both the United States as supplier and Latin America/Brazil as recipients. The status of Brazil's own arms industry is described to exemplify its self-determination as affected by the desire to break away from what they perceive to be a paternalistic United States. The thesis concludes that the arms transfer relationship between Brazil and the United States is significantly influenced by U.S. national interests. (Author)

Descriptors :   *International relations, United States, Latin America, Brazil, Foreign policy, International trade, Weapons, Transfer, Government(Foreign), Policies, Civil affairs, Economics, Theses

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE