Global Actors: Converging Conflicts
The purpose of this chapter is to analyze how international factors affected the implementation of Argentinian and Chilean foreign policy during the Beagle crisis. The evolution of the crisis in 1977–1984 was embedded in a global political context. In other words, it was never simply a bilateral dispute between Argentina and Chile as many scholars have tended to view it. From the international arbitration to the participation of third actors and the relationships between them, including the United States, the Vatican, the Malvinas/Falkland War, and the United Kingdom, the Beagle crisis also had a regional and international dimension. Domestic and international factors conditioned Argentinian and Chilean foreign policy to varying degrees. Depending on the domestic structural conditions of each country, FDMP varied according to the interaction between domestic and international constraints.