TransAfrica Forum Issue Brief

by TransAfrica Forum
Washington, DC, United States
June-July 1983
15 pages
Contents: DEMOCRATIC PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATES ADDRESS BLACK FOREIGN POLICY CONCERNS • ALAN CRANSTON • JOHN H. GLENN, JR. • GARY HART • ERNEST F. HOLLINGS • WALTER F. MONDALE •  Africa and the Caribbean have received very little attention in the 1984, or previous, presidential campaigns. Now, Africa and the Caribbean are clearly of increasing strategic, economic, and political significance to the U.S. and of growing interest in the black community, and southern Africa is a powder keg, waiting to explode. This special issue of TransAfrica Forum ISSUE BRIEF presents brief bios and answers to our questions from five of the six candidates - Alan Cranston, John Glenn, Gary Hart, Ernest Hollings, and Walter Mondale. The newsletter mentions the Third World debt crisis, human rights, apartheid, the Reagan and Carter administrations, nuclear material and information, the South African nuclear industry, an embargo on air traffic, U.S. export controls, "constructive engagement," stalemate on the Namibia negotiations, the Western Contact Group, U.S. relations with Angola, the MPLA government, destabilization, Cuban troops, the Front Line States, negotiations for Zimbabwe's independence, the Caribbean Basin Initiative, the Organization of African Unity (OAU), the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Act of 1978, peaceful change, legal defense, the black labor union movement, fair employment and wage practices, U.S. companies, Gulf Oil, Boeing Aircraft, Cities Services, Chase Manhattan Bank, foreign aid, former Prime Minister Vorster, the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC), the Refugee Act of 1980, immigration, political asylum in the U.S.,  black refugees, racism, and the Soviet Union.
Used by permission of TransAfrica Forum.
Collection: Private collection of David Wiley and Christine Root