Accession Number:

ADA089202

Title:

The Soviet Union and Asean.

Descriptive Note:

Strategic issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1980-04-01

Pagination or Media Count:

36.0

Abstract:

This memorandum considers whether Soviet foreign policy in the ASEAN countries has been a success or failure. The author contends that after Vietnam invaded Kampuchea with Soviet support--and the ASEAN area assumed greater importance to Moscow than ever before--whatever influence the USSR had in ASEAN capitals was negated. ASEAN countries forcefully have opposed Vietnamese and Soviet policy toward Kampuchea and the refugee problem, and indirectly have supported China. The author believes that Soviet strategy to contain China requires at least ASEAN neutrality, and that Soviet moves to reverse current trends can be expected. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Humanities and History

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE