Article from ROAPE Volume 7 Number 17
US Policy Towards S'thn Africa in Framework of Global Empire

US Policy Towards Southern Africa in the Framework of Global Empire
Vol.7 No.17 (Spring 1980), pp28-42
US interest in southern Africa was marginal until the 1970s. Its interest in the area must be understood both in terms of its global empire and in relation to the US attempts to stabilise the world system by integrating the Soviet Union. Given the general movement in the international economic order, can liberation movements in southern Africa move beyond national struggles towards a socialist transformation? The author is pessimistic about such a possibility, because of the market control the capitalist system still enjoys both regionally and internationally.