Theses and Dissertations
The Origins and Development of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson's Perceptions of American Foreign Policy toward East Asia
Date of Award
Master of Arts (MA)
Dr. Thomas D. Knight
Dr. Robert Hoppens
Dr. Michael Faubion
The administrations of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson focused extensively on foreign affairs in East Asia related to China, Laos, and Vietnam. Examining the development of their respective perceptions proved instrumental in comprehending their approaches to the geopolitics of the region. The overall structure of this thesis includes an analysis of their tenure in Congress, a breakdown of the first-half of Kennedy’s presidency, an emphasis on the transition period between Kennedy and Johnson, an examination of Johnson’s presidency, and concluding with a detailed comparison of their foreign policy toward East Asia. Their differing perceptions to the regional geopolitics proved essential in shaping the respective legacies of their administrations.
Razo, Juan C. Jr., "The Origins and Development of John F. Kennedy and Lyndon B. Johnson's Perceptions of American Foreign Policy toward East Asia" (2017). Theses and Dissertations. 342.
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