Irogbe, Kema

Roots of United States Foreign Policy Toward Apartheid South Africa, 1969-1985
1997 0-7734-2294-3
This study examines the relationship between owners of the United States multinational corporations of South Africa and the United States government. The significance of the study is threefold: 1) demonstrating how the United States foreign policy from Nixon to Reagan changed in basic strategy without a fundamental change in its mission, in terms of its support of the apartheid regime; 2) throwing more light on the US government's economic, political and military-strategic interest in South Africa and its symbiotic relations with the apartheid regime; and 3) contributing to the existing knowledge of the US involvement in South Africa by linking public opinion with the class interest of American foreign policy during the administrations of Presidents Nixon, Ford, Carter and Reagan.