Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Chester Crocker

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Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Chester Crocker

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Title: Assistant Secretary of State for Africa, Chester Crocker
Moderator: Krogh, Peter F. (Peter Frederic)
Person Interviewed: Crocker, Chester A.
Abstract: Examines American foreign policy toward Angola and South Africa.
Description: In the 1980s Southern Africa was a region torn by civil, racial, and international strife. In Angola, the decades-long civil war that began following independence continued to rage, pitting Jonas Savimbi and his National Union for the Total Independence of Angola (UNITA) against the Marxist government. Yet despite the apparent pro-western, pro-democracy nature of UNITA, no American aid had been given to Savimbi's forces out of fear that the United States would be perceived to be working with the apartheid regime of South Africa, which was also providing Savimbi with support. Torn between opposing an oppressive South African regime and a desire to counter communist influences in Angola, the United States faced difficult choices in Southern Africa. In this episode host Peter Krogh sits down for a conversation with Chester Crocker, Assistant Secretary of State for African Affairs and architect of the Reagan Administration's Southern Africa policies. Together, they discuss American foreign policy towards Angola and South Africa and the obstacles facing U.S. mediation efforts in the region.
Permanent Link: http://hdl.handle.net/10822/552512
Date Issued: 1986
Date Created: 1986
Subject: United States -- Foreign relations -- Africa, Sub-Saharan ; Africa, Sub-Saharan -- Foreign relations -- United States ; Conflict Resolution ; International Diplomacy ; United States Role in the World ; Apartheid ; Jonas Savimbi ; UNITA (National Union for the Total Independence of Angola) ; United States Foreign Policy in South Africa
Location: Africa
Southern Africa
Angola
Botswana
Lesotho
Mozambique
South Africa
Tanzania
Zambia
Zimbabwe


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