THE STRATEGIC IMPORTANCE OF MAJOR THIRD WORLD STATES AND THEIR SOURCES OF INFLUENCE

Authors
  1. Ing, S.C.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
Over the years, a number of Third World countries have risen in strategic and political prominence. These major Third World states have acquired certain capabilities that allow them to play a more significant role in regional security. These include, among others, a large population, a capacity to manufacture arms, a nuclear weapons option, and self-sufficiency in strategic minerals and food. However, the most enduring sources of influence continue to be a viable economy and domestic political stability. The increasing prominence of these Third World countries, principally those from South East Asia, the Persian Gulf and parts of Latin America, could pose some security problems for the Western Community. As their influence grows, they could set policy agendas for various regions and provide alternative solutions to regional conflicts. TRUNCATED
Report Number
PR-326 — Project Report
Date of publication
15 Aug 1985
Number of Pages
38
DSTKIM No
85-03793
CANDIS No
48552
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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