Accession Number : ADA290082

Title :   Achieving Military Objectives in Asia: The Impact of Unilateral Policy-Making.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Busch, John M.

PDF Url : ADA290082

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 126

Abstract : The world of international political and economic relations is complex and dynamic. Many players and cultures come together to create the world community. When these cultures meet, the relations are sometimes peaceful and beneficial to each party.Other times they are hostile and violent. One major factor in international relations is the misperception on the part of political-economic scholars, which influence the ideas of others at the forefront of modern international relations. Other disciplines join with them into entities known as Area Studies. Such research on other nations or individual studies of a portion of a society comprise a body of knowledge which is then used to inform others about that society. This is not to entirely fault the people in the field of international relations. Scholars entrusted to make and enact foreign policy must be made aware of their own misperceptions of other nations. They must understand the cultures of the nations with which they deal. Decisions are made by the national leadership based on the best information available.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, *GEOPOLITICS, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES), MILITARY OPERATIONS, UNITED STATES, POLICIES, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT, LESSONS LEARNED, DECISION MAKING, LEADERSHIP, ARABS, ECONOMICS, CROSS CULTURE(SOCIOLOGY), THESES, JAPAN, HISTORY, INTERNATIONAL TRADE, KOREA, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, ASIA, CHINA.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Military Operations, Strategy and Tactics
      Economics and Cost Analysis
      Psychology
      Military Forces and Organizations
      Defense Systems
      Administration and Management

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE