U.S. Foreign Policy Towards Apartheid South Africa, by A. Thomson

By A. Thomson

This booklet charts the evolution people international coverage in the direction of South Africa, starting in 1948 while the architects of apartheid, the Nationalist celebration, got here to energy. Thomson highlights 3 units of conflicting Western pursuits: strategic, financial and human rights.

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Policy. The administration, early in its term of office, had arrived at a point where it operated a “dual strategy” toward South Africa. 42 However, despite this stand, where possible, the United States still wished to benefit from cooperation, particularly in the strategic and economic fields. S. embassy in 1962, put it: Our policy problem is how best to inf luence South Africa’s internal policies in a constructive direction while maintaining correct and mutually advantageous K E N N E DY A DM I N IST R AT ION 39 relations.

Territory. Rusk had previously directly asked his South African counterpart if the Republic’s government would tolerate such a gathering. He had been warned bluntly that it would not. The multiracial receptions were held anyway. 24 The 1963 Arms Embargo and a “Divided Policy” The key instrument of confrontation deployed by the Kennedy administration, complementing the harsher public rhetoric and symbolic meetings with black opposition leaders, was the imposition of an arms embargo. S. 25 Explaining 36 U .

Policy. The administration, early in its term of office, had arrived at a point where it operated a “dual strategy” toward South Africa. 42 However, despite this stand, where possible, the United States still wished to benefit from cooperation, particularly in the strategic and economic fields. S. embassy in 1962, put it: Our policy problem is how best to inf luence South Africa’s internal policies in a constructive direction while maintaining correct and mutually advantageous K E N N E DY A DM I N IST R AT ION 39 relations.

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