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Title:Sanctions against South Africa: Strategy for the Anti-Apartheid Movement of the 1980's
Author:Danaher, Kevin
Geographic terms:South Africa
United States
Subjects:foreign policy
Ethnic and Race Relations
Economics and Trade
international relations
Inter-African Relations
Politics and Government
Abstract:In this paper, the author presents evidence and analysis on how and why the United States government has over the years resisted attempts to impose sanctions against the South Africa regime. Drawing on this analysis, be concludes with strategic suggestions for the anti-apartheid movement in its continuing struggle to isolate the white minority regime. Although this paper is focused on US ties to South Africa and the dynamics of the US anti-apartheid movement, the author believes that there are at least two reasons why the information is of general interest. First, as the most powerful backer of South Africa, the United States government has considerable influence on other Western allies of South Africa and therefore plays a key role in the struggle and, second, anti-apartheid forces in other countries often confront obstacles similar to the ones in the United States. Notes.