ERIC Number: ED166279
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-May-12
Reference Count: N/A
"Normalization," U.S. Foreign Policy and Domestic Linkages.
Hsiung, James C.
In this paper, the United States' foreign policy with regard to normalization of relations with mainland China and the implications of various normalization strategies is discussed. Failures in Kissinger's policy (fixation upon super-actors, but neglect of regional powers and the attitude that Taiwan was disposable) are identified. The effects of the Kissinger legacy are described and problems of balancing power in a world consisting of four major groups (advantaged industrial nations, communist nations, rich but developing nations, and the global poor) are examined. The new United States design for foreign policy and normalization is explained as a shift from balancing the Washington, Moscow, Peking triangle to attempting to achieve a West-South alliance. Both the USSR and China are seen as communist rivals of the United States in the Southern Arc. Intermediate powers are perceived as important to the United States in the event of a showdown with a large Communist power. Based on this perception of the Carter administration policy, problems with normalization include a reluctance to meet Peking's demands and a reluctance to abandon Taiwan totally. This impasse over normalization is shown to be a result of the White House's shift in strategic thinking on foreign policy and Peking's stubborness with regard to its conditions. (Author/WI)
Descriptors: Developed Nations, Developing Nations, Foreign Policy, International Relations, Negotiation Impasses, Political Divisions (Geographic), Political Power
Not available separately; See UD 018 804
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Henry Luce Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. City Coll. Dept. of Asian Studies.
Identifiers: China; Taiwan; United States
Note: For related documents, see UD 018 805-812