TITLE

A VIEW FROM ABROAD: CONSISTENCY UNDER PRESSURE

AUTHOR(S)
Bull, Hedley
PUB. DATE
December 1978
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;1978 Special Issue, Vol. 57 Issue 3
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article focuses on the objective and nature of the U.S. foreign policy under the administration of President Jimmy Carter. The main objectives of President Carter's foreign policy in his second year in office were clear enough. Toward the East he sought to maintain the momentum of détente. Toward the West he sought to preserve the coalition of liberal democracies and in line with the prescriptions of "trilateralism"--to engage them in more intimate forms of economic consultation. Despite the rise in the U.S. of a belligerent public attitude toward the Soviet Union and difficulties created for him by Soviet policies in Africa, Carter kept the U.S. committed to the pursuit of a second agreement in the Strategic Arms Limitation Talks. The main thrust of President Carter's policy toward the East was to press forward with the policy of détente toward the Soviet Union. In his policy toward the West, President Carter had committed himself to repairing his predecessors' neglect of America's allies, and was also encouraged by the successes of democracy in southern Europe and driven by his own belief in human rights toward a renewed sense of ideological communion with the liberal democracies.
ACCESSION #
4854320

 

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