Accession Number : ADA104128


Title :   The Bear and the Foxes Understanding Soviet Policy in the Warsaw Pact.


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : NAVAL POSTGRADUATE SCHOOL MONTEREY CA


Personal Author(s) : Greene,David L


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a104128.pdf


Report Date : Jun 1981


Pagination or Media Count : 176


Abstract : Eastern Europe has been the infant terrible of international politics in the modern era. Conflict within and about this region has precipitated two devastating world wars and continues to threaten the stability of the international system. In the postwar era, the Soviet Union has exerted its dominance in Eastern Europe in a manner which the Tsars would have surely envied. It is this dominance and the instruments through which it is achieved, that this paper is concerned. Born of the East-West Cold War struggle, the Warsaw Pact has evolved to symbolize the calculated Soviet subjugation of Eastern Europe in the political and military spheres. This unwanted partnership, imposed by the Soviets on their reluctant allies, is far from the alliance Soviet spokesmen would claim. It is rather an instrument of a much broader integrationist program design to entrap and keep Eastern Europe in the socialist web. (Author)


Descriptors :   *TREATIES , FOREIGN POLICY , USSR , THESES , HISTORY , WARSAW PACT COUNTRIES , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS


Subject Categories : Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE