The Role Of Defense Trade In United States Defense Relations
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The three research papers of this portfolio address the connection between defense relations and defense trade through exploration of three separate, though thematically related, questions. The first paper, The Asia “Pivot”: Indications of Existence Through Analysis of Foreign Military Sales, examines the United States’ expressed “pivot” in foreign policy emphasis to the Asia-Pacific region to determine if a shift in focus has taken place or not. The second paper, The Influence of Collective Defense Agreements on U.S. Foreign Military Sales, continues to leverage available statistical data for the Foreign Military Sales program and investigates the relationship between the seven collective defense agreements (CDA) that the United States is currently a party of, and the support offered by the United States to fellow CDA member nations under the Foreign Military Sales program. The third research paper in the portfolio, Defense Trade in the United States-India Relationship, explores the nature of the relationship between the United States and India in the context of defense and security matters and identifies several impediments to strong relations between the United States and India in the defense arena, of which trade is arguably a significant obstacle. The research in the portfolio finds that there is limited publically available data that allows for the measurement of the state of defense relations between the United States and other nations, however it argues that Foreign Military Sales transaction statistics are available and can serve as an effective proxy for measuring defense relationships.