Human Rights and Policy towards Vietnam

  • Steven Hurst


An issue prominent in the overall foreign policy of the Carter Administration, which has not been raised so far in considering this specific aspect of that policy, is that of human rights. In concentrating on those sets of influences which I believe to have been decisive in determining President Carter’s Vietnam policy, I ignored human rights, as it appeared to have played no significant role in the decisions constituting that policy. However, very often, the absence of a consideration in the making of a decision can be as significant and informative as its presence. In this case there are two reasons why that absence is significant and worthy of further examination.


Foreign Policy Cambodian Refugee Refugee Crisis American Criticism Humanitarian Affair 
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© Steven Hurst 1996

Authors and Affiliations

  • Steven Hurst
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  1. 1.The Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

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