Accession Number : ADA293439

Title :   Venezuela and Colombia: Border Security Issues.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA

Personal Author(s) : Aguilera, Raul F.

PDF Url : ADA293439

Report Date : DEC 1994

Pagination or Media Count : 103

Abstract : This thesis examines the tension between cooperation and conflict in inter-American relations. Using the case study method, this thesis focuses on the level of integration between Venezuela and Colombia from 1983 through mid-1994. Through an extensive survey of historical materials and current press reports, the thesis assesses the vulnerabilities and sensibilities existing in the complex interdependence between the two countries and their perspectives for cooperation in the future. The thesis concludes that the prospects for cooperation are enhanced by: (1) the growing complexity of interdependence between Venezuela and Colombia; (2) economic integration between the two countries; and (3) continued democracy in each country. However, the inability to resolve the border security issues between Venezuela and Colombia will diminish the potential for successful integration between them. (RWJ)

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *NATIONAL SECURITY, *ECONOMICS, INTERNATIONAL POLITICS, VULNERABILITY, REPORTS, THESES, BOUNDARIES, CASE STUDIES, INTEGRATION, SURVEYS, HISTORY, CONFLICT, GEOGRAPHIC AREAS, WESTERN SECURITY(INTERNATIONAL), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, COOPERATION, SOUTH AMERICA, COLOMBIA, VENEZUELA, DEMOCRACY.

Subject Categories : Economics and Cost Analysis
      Government and Political Science
      Defense Systems
      Humanities and History
      Geography
      Test Facilities, Equipment and Methods

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE