Accession Number : ADA332647

Title :   United States Foreign Policy Perspectives for South Asia

Corporate Author : TEXAS UNIV AT AUSTIN

Personal Author(s) : Zurschmit, Scott W.

PDF Url : ADA332647

Report Date : DEC 1997

Pagination or Media Count : 64

Abstract : This paper argues that United States interests in South Asia will continue to grow in the coming decades. Prudent policies now can encourage peace and stability in the region while increasing our involvement and influence. International relationships and the U.S. role in the world will continue to change. Competition between China and the U.S. is likely to intensity as China realizes economic growth, and asserts itself more and more within and outside of Asia. The fundamental issue is whether the administration can overcome the propensity to simply 'react' to foreign affairs rather than trying to anticipate and shape them. This paper recommends policies that recognize the importance of farsightedness in foreign policy and argues that actions we take now in South Asia could certainly engender more effective pursuit of our interests in the long term.

Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY, *UNITED STATES, *SOUTH ASIA, ECONOMIC IMPACT, GROWTH(GENERAL), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS.

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE