SOVIET RESPONSE TO SINO-AMERICAN CRISES: CHINESE EXPECTATIONS.
INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ARLINGTON VA ECONOMIC AND POLITICAL STUDIES DIV
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Soviet behavior in Sino-American crises in Korea, the Taiwan Strait, and Indochina suggests that the Soviet Union has been unwilling to assume serious risks on behalf of Communist China. Moscow has also shown reservations about giving political support and military including nuclear aid to China in connection with its quarrel with the United States. There is considerable evidence that Soviet performance has fallen substantially below Chinese expectations and has therefore aroused Chinese resentment. This interaction of attitudes is one of the main reasons for the decline of Sino-Soviet alliance to the point where it appears virtually inoperative except under the most extreme, and therefore the most unlikely circumstances.
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