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Foreign Relations of the United States, 1981–1988, Volume XLI, Global Issues II

  • Alexander O. Poster
General Editor:
  • Adam M. Howard


This volume is part of a subseries of volumes of the Foreign Relations series that documents the foreign policy decision making of the administration of President Ronald Reagan. This volume addresses the administration’s foreign policy toward a myriad of non-military issues, many of which have grown in relevancy since the 1980s.

Diplomatic issues presented in this volume include: the foreign policy community and its response to the AIDS epidemic, the debate about international population and the emergence of the Mexico City policy, disaster relief in underdeveloped countries, changes in human rights policy brought about by Reagan policymakers, the decision not to sign the Law of the Sea Treaty, the global effort to protect the ozone layer, and international efforts to curb whaling practices.