An Asia-Pacific Economic Bear Hug
ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
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The Soviet Unions presence in the Asia-Pacific region has historically been reflected in its military capability. Her Pacific buildup now includes the largest of the USSRs four fleets and a steady growth of air and naval forces at Cam Ranh Bay. This study shows that the Soviets are now enhancing their regional presence through another means of power in addition to their military. The use of economics as an alternative to gain a non-military foothold in the region is now a viable link to the Soviets overall strategy. This study explores why the Soviets are using economic power and then trace their attempts to gain an economic foothold in the region. Keywords Northeast Asia Southeast Asia International politics Economic policies Balance of power New Zealand Australia Kiribati.
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