ERIC Number: ED315343
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Indochina Policy for the Next Administration. Report of the Strategy for Peace, US Foreign Policy Conference (29th, Warrenton, Virginia, October 13-15, 1988).
Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.
Recommended guidelines for U.S. policy toward Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos were developed by a bipartisan group of experts. General premises are stated first, followed by specific recommendations on how to assist in bringing about a settlement in Cambodia; how to pursue U.S. bilateral relations with Vietnam on refugees, the prisoner of war/missing in action (POW/MIA) issue, and exchange programs; and what U.S. policy should be with regard to Laos. The general principles underlying these recommendations are as follows: (1) The long-term U.S. policy goal in the region is to assist in bringing about a peaceful, prosperous, and stable Southeast Asia, in which Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos are fully integrated as sovereign nations with whom the United States has normal relations. (2) In developing this policy, a proper balance must be maintained between regional and global concerns. (3) U.S. policies toward these countries must be in harmony with U.S. bilateral relations with the countries of the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN). (4) The United States should continue to engage the Soviets in high-level dialogue on Cambodia. (5) The principal leaders and the genocidal practices of the Khmer Rouge should not be given an opportunity to return to Cambodia. (6) U.S. policy should promote less reliance on the Soviet bloc by Cambodia, Vietnam, and Laos, and the removal of Soviet military facilities in Vietnam. (7) In developing policies with the countries of Indochina, the United States must work closely with Japan. A list of conference participants and the conference-opening address are included. (Author/JB)
Publication Type: Collected Works - Proceedings
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Stanley Foundation, Muscatine, IA.
Identifiers - Location: Cambodia; Laos; Vietnam