The United States and South Africa

Authors

  • Jim Cason
  • Mike Fleshman

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.14452/MR-037-11-1986-04_5

Keywords:

Imperialism, Inequality

Abstract

"The policies and actions of the government of South Africa constitute an unusual and extraordinary threat to the foreign policy and economy of the United States." Ronald Reagan's September 1985 declaration that the white minority government in South Africa was a threat to the United States appeared to be a sharp reversal of the administration's "constructive engagement" policy toward Pretoria. Only a few days earlier the president had firmly rejected economic pressure on the white republic; now he was suddenly imposing a series of limited economic sanctions, including restrictions on bank loans, computer exports, and the sale of nuclear technology.

Published

1986-04-05

Issue

Section

Articles