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This introductory chapter of the book evaluates the American and British anxieties about the gathering, and explores the responses of two countries to the event. It looks at the evolution of the Spirit of Bandung into the Non-Aligned Movement, and specifically engages with the issue of Third World economic development. The chapter investigates the neutralist influences on Japanese foreign policy. It discusses the overall attitude of the US to the issue of Japan's participation in the Bandung Conference. The chapter evaluates the outcome of the conference from the perspective of the State Department. It dwells extensively on US archival documents to explore the cross-current of official US opinion, attitudes and emotions, as well as those of friendly countries such as Pakistan and the Philippines, regarding how best to deal with the perceived communist attempt to take control of proceedings of the conference.

Keywords: Bandung conference; Japanese foreign policy; Pakistan; Philippines; US archival documents



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