Accession Number:

ADA089400

Title:

On Soviet Asian Policy: A Commentary.

Descriptive Note:

Strategic issues research memo.,

Corporate Author:

ARMY WAR COLL STRATEGIC STUDIES INST CARLISLE BARRACKS PA

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Report Date:

1980-06-30

Pagination or Media Count:

18.0

Abstract:

This memorandum evaluates whether Soviet Asian policy has been a success or a failure. The author argues that the USSRs policy itself is largely responsible for the fact that the majority of the important Asian states including China and Japan have lined up against it, for the wariness of many of the rest e.g., ASEAN and for the crudely utilitarian nature of relations that states such as India, Vietnam, and North Korea have with Moscow. He continues that the upshot has been that the Soviets have been frozen out of the first group, pushed around by the second, and taken advantage of by the third. He concludes that the Soviets have two hopes for their future in Asia an increase in the number of trouble spots, permitting Moscow to use the military instrument to greatest effect and learning from their own and others mistakes. Author

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Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE