Dominican – Asian foreign affairs have its roots in the establishment of strategic political relations that for a period of time were juggled between the extremist changes in ideological power of the socialist regions versus the already established democratic capitalism, fueled by the growth of communism and a later on fallen Soviet Union together with the representative democracy of the west, meaning Western Europe and the United States.
These relations, however, were directly affected by the constant changes in the international community, a community that with the end of the cold war opened up to a new system of contemporary foreign affairs, which resulted from the globalization of the systems of government, social values and relations.
Dominican – Asian relations are primarily based in the expansion of the foreign affairs of the Dominican Republic to Asia-Pacific and Oceania. This fomented the diplomatic, economical & commercial, cooperation, trade and cultural interchange of relations between the Dominican Republic and the Asian countries. Making it so that each were taken into consideration in the participation of forums and dialogues available for the regions, propelling the initiation of official visits.
The United States plays an important role in the process of the establishment of foreign affairs between Asia and Latin America. The United States is a very important sponsor for both regions and both parts adjust their foreign affairs attitude depending of the influence of this big player.
For Latin American, the United States is the main actor in the processes of foreign economical and political affairs because of obvious geopolitical circumstances, which influences their allies in times of negotiations. The ties of the Dominican Republic with the United States are date back for a long period of time and have influenced the Dominican nation’s foreign affair for a while. It is why the main focus that will be addressed would be Henry Kissinger’s’ soft power, an American theory.
Kissinger writes about American foreign affairs as one of the most influential in the International Relations of the world. He describes American diplomacy as a strategic system that regulates internal democracy and expands itself abroad through its values. The United States may intervene in others’ affairs but it does not compromise in irreversibly, making itself a missionary of democracy, free trade and international law, the contradiction between isolation and an agent looking for an international mission.
The role that the United States has played in international diplomacy gives it a moment of significant evolution that sees itself as a super power that a point was stuck until their interventions cannot be ceased but they also cannot acquire total power in the international community. Now a days, the United States faces sharing the wheel with other emergent powers like China, Russia, Europe, Japan, and India, without leaving behind the developing nations on the rise.
To understand these processes and the lines of the relations during the timeline specified the next topics will be analyzed thoroughly:
‧ Historical data.
‧ Foreign Affairs.
‧ Framework & theory in foreign affairs.
‧ Importance of foreign affairs for every region and nation specified.
‧ Foreign affairs between the nations stated.
‧ General conclusions.