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South Africa and the United States in a Post-Bush Era

As South Africa faced its own transition of national leadership, its leaders were tasked with dealing with a new administration in Washington, DC, following the United States' national elections due in November 2008.

Whither the Multilateral Trading System? Implications for (South) Africa

"So far the World Trade Organisation (WTO) has acted as a constraint on the worst protectionist pressures building in the global trading system following the 2008–10 global financial crisis, which is a testament to the system’s constraining power. …

US-South Africa relations and the "Pariah" states

"The storm of controversy that followed the announcement of South African arms sales to Syria in January 1997 raised a number of questions about South Africa's foreign policy and, specifically, its relations with the United States (US) and so-called…

The United States and South Africa in the 1990s

"This report rethinks the relationship between South Africa and the United States after apartheid. It describes the normalisation period for the relationship and what President Clinton's visit achieved and meant for South Africa"

A constructive approach to constructive engagement

"This paper discusses the constructive engagement policy of America towards South Africa during the Carter administration and beyond. The influence that this policy had on South Africa as well as the reaction of the South African Government on its o…

Namibia since Geneva

"The purpose of this paper is to reflect on diplomatic efforts by the Western powers to reach a negotiated settlement of the Namibian saga. Understandably one can only reflect on the major features of what has become a lengthy diplomatic soap ope…

South Africa in the American mind

It is neccessary to focus on the fluctuating American policy towards South Africa to explain the American attitude. Before the Second World War South Africa did not exist for Americans but gradually after that Americans became aware of South Africa.…

International problems of nuclear proliferation and the South African position

The issue of the role of nuclear weapons in international politics, whether it can be abolished or controlled is part of a long historical debate about the role of arms races in causing wars. History shows that disarmament was not successfully imple…

No crisis: the implications of U.S dependence on Southern African strategic minerals

The United States is dependent on minerals from outside its borders and for this reason there is a concern about minerals security, but the author is of the meaning that this dependency on South Africa for mineral resources is greatly exaggerated an…

The United States and South Africa: Three South African perspectives

This paper describes the experience of 3 people visiting the United States on a Leader Exchange program (USSALEP). The papers contain information on the international relations of US towards South Africa and how the American Government and businessm…

U.S. Foreign policy toward Southern Africa: continuity and change

Africa has been, and still remains the area of lowest priority for U.S foreign policy. Presidential attention to Africa and in particular Southern Africa has been the crucial test of the area’s insignificance; even after making allowances for varia…

The control of nuclear weapons

This report focuses on nuclear weapons and the disarmament efforts that took place after World War II. America and the Soviet Union and later Britain combined forces to create a Treaty to be signed by all countries. However numerous countries refu…

The Bush presidency and South Africa: Congress and the sanctions outlook

The report has as its main theme the sanctions that have been used as a tool to change political situations. Attention is given to sanctions under President Reagan and continues to describe sanctions under the regime of President Bush. The author de…

Apartheid under pressure: An address by H F Oppenheimer

In his address to the Foreign Policy Association Mr. Harry Oppenheimer explained the South African government’s policy of Apartheid and what the implications of this policy had been on the people of South Africa and how the changes to Apartheid came…

The United States and Africa: Policy statement of secretary of State William Rogers

At the end of March, 1970, Secretary of State William Rogers issued a policy statement on Africa, which is reproduced in full in this paper. In his address Mr. Rogers explained what America is expecting from a relationship with Africa but this will…

Brazil as an Emerging Power: The View from the United States

The United States has always seen Brazil as a significant regional powerhouse, but its perceived importance has risen in the last decade. Because of its economic strength, its hemispheric leadership and its growing geostrategic role through multilat…

The spy-plane controversy and the "new " foreign policy

This Brief Report describes South African and international reaction to the American spy-plane incident involving American aerial photography of South African installations. The international view is that the South African Government used the incide…

Peacemaking and democracy in Southern Africa: An American View

This article describes peacemaking and democracy in Southern Africa from an American point of view. It places South Africa into the global context of recent changes in the world, states the grounds for optimism in Southern Africa, and lists dynamic …

The Impact of Nelson Mandela's Tour of the United States

This brief report contains brief assessments of Nelson Mandela’s American visit by four American analysts. The visit was a resounding success. Mandela had achieved the following: prevented moves to lift sanctions, enhanced the credibility of the ANC…

US Trade strategy after Cancun Prospects and implications for the SACU-US FTA

"The purpose of this report is to highlight the contours of US trade strategy, as well as its prospects and implications for the SACU-US FTA negotiations. It deals with six issues. First, the report traces the historical origins of US trade policy. …

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