Accession Number : ADA299632

Title :   The Effect of U.S. Counter-Drug Efforts on the Ecuadorian-Colombian Bilateral Relationship.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis 2 Aug 94-2 Jun 95,

Corporate Author : ARMY COMMAND AND GENERAL STAFF COLL FORT LEAVENWORTH KS

Personal Author(s) : McNamara, John T.

PDF Url : ADA299632

Report Date : 02 JUN 1995

Pagination or Media Count : 95

Abstract : This study investigates the effect of the U.S. sponsored Counter-Drug effort of the 1980s and 1990s on the bilateral relationship between the neighboring South American Republics of Ecuador and Colombia. The historical U.S.-Ecuadorian-Colombian relationship is initially traced from the early 1800s to the late 1970s, in order to establish the historical band within which these countries relations normally fluctuated. The study next discusses the arrival of the cocaine phenomenon, beginning in the early 1980s, and describes the various strategies adopted by these three states to confront the perceived threat posed to their national interests by the violence and drug abuse associated with this international problem. By analyzing the components of U.S. Counter-Drug initiatives over the last two decades and revealing their impact on the pre-existing levels of diplomatic, economic, and military relations between Ecuador and Colombia, the study demonstrates that U.S. Counter-Drug efforts have had a generally positive impact on the traditional Ecuadorian-Colombian bilateral relationship. jg p.6

Descriptors :   *UNITED STATES, *COCAINE, *COLOMBIA, *ECUADOR, THESES, INTERNATIONAL, COUNTERMEASURES, LATIN AMERICA, SOUTH AMERICA, DRUG ABUSE.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Toxicology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE