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U. S.-Soviet Interaction Models - Volume I.
STANFORD RESEARCH INST MENLO PARK CALIF
From an historical analysis of international policy interaction, this study develops methods and models designed toward more objective estimates of the U. S.-Soviet interaction process. The influence of other countries, particularly France and Communist China, is considered when appropriate. The study was approached through a four-point evaluation 1 pre-World War II interaction patterns in the field of military postures, programs, and strategies, specifically those emphasizing multipolar relationships 2 U. S.-Soviet interaction processes in the multipolar environment with respect to tactical nuclear forces and general purpose forces 3 U. S.-Soviet attempts to influence policies and strategies directly and 4 projected policy interactions between the U. S., USSR, CPR, and France that might result from the introduction of specific hypothetical USAF programs associated with general nuclear war, general purpose forces, and space postures. Three distinct periods of historical interaction were established and several policy interaction patterns were selected for analysis. A seven-phase interaction model was developed to facilitate the evaluation and analysis of relevant data. Pertinent historical perspectives were gained by placing the emphasis of evaluation on relevance to possible future U.S.-Soviet policy interactions. In all three defined periods the use of disarmament and arms control measures as a successful method of influencing the policy of other nations was found the most productive for future policy initiative. Author
See also Volume 2, AD-872 562L.