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

By A. Thomson

This ebook charts the evolution folks overseas coverage in the direction of South Africa, starting in 1948 while the architects of apartheid, the Nationalist social gathering, got here to strength. Thomson highlights 3 units of conflicting Western pursuits: strategic, fiscal and human rights.

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The court ruled that Pretoria was under no obligation to relinquish the territory; South Africa was obliged, however, to respect the spirit of the original League mandate. e. annexation), and it was obligated to present regular administrative reports to the League’s successor, the United Nations. N. interference in the administration of this territory. S. delegation in New York was making its opinion known to the State Department that it wanted to be more critical of Pretoria’s racial policies.

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.

Foreign policy toward the Union. S. S. embassy staff began to cable home more frequent warnings. S. S. policy makers felt they had little leverage over Pretoria. As the 1950s progressed, South Africa’s determination to develop its apartheid policies, against the tide of world opinion, became apparent. The National Party government was not about to compromise. ”50 The Truman and Eisenhower administrations felt they had few carrots and sticks to deploy on this issue. ” After all, Maddox continued, the South African government considers itself doing God’s bidding on the continent.

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