The Proposal for an Organization for Pacific Trade and Development Revisited

Peter Drysdale
1983 Asian Survey  
initiative of the office of SenatorJohn Glenn, then chairman of the United States Senate Foreign Relations Committee's Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific. The paper was commissioned to: review the nature and origins of the current proposal for a regional association in the form of an organization for Pacific trade, aid, and development; propose a role the United States Congress might play in the evolving situation; and suggest whether that role should take the form of legislation,
more » ... lation, congressional resolution, sponsoring of a major conference, or some other action. The paper was prepared in the context of a new interest in the idea of a regional economic association among Asian-Pacific nations, especially since the elevation of Masayoshi Ohira to the prime ministership of Japan in November 1978; its inspiration extended back to the discussion of regionalism in the context of problems in the U.S./Japan relationship among political, official, business, and academic leaders in Shimoda,Japan, in late 1977.
doi:10.2307/2644476 fatcat:2erx6qaanjc53bcme5atvluwxq