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Gorbachev's Agenda

Changes In Soviet Domestic And Foreign Policy, 1st Edition

By Susan L Clark

Routledge

440 pages

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 This volume assesses contemporary Soviet domestic and foreign policy and surveys the traditions, challenges, and contexts within which the Soviet leadership was operating. General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev is generating ferment at home and anticipation abroad about the prospects for change in Soviet policy. Western analysts can provide only an i

Table of Contents

Introduction -- Gorbachev’s Reform Efforts and Emerging Opposition -- Gorbachev’s Perestroika: Can the Soviet System be Reformed? -- Perestroika: Who Stands to Gain, Who Stands to Lose? -- Nationalist Unrest in the USSR and the Challenge to the Gorbachev Leadership -- Economic and Trade Reform -- Soviet Perestroika and Systemic Change in Eastern Europe: Challenges, Interdependencies, Patterns of Response -- Prospects for Soviet Foreign Trade Reform -- The Gorbachev Challenge: To Help Or Not to Help?1 -- The Military Challenge -- Gorbachev and the Soviet Military1 -- Future Trends in Soviet Military-Technical Policy -- The European Agenda -- Soviet Strategy Toward Western Europe: Implications for the Post-INF Environment -- Gorbachev’s New Program for Conventional Arms Control in Europe -- The Soviet Naval Presence in the Mediterranean -- Regional Issues -- Two Parallel Lines Do Not Intersect: Soviet-Israeli Relations, 1988–89 -- Soviet Options in the Pacific1 -- Japan: Gorbachev’s Partner in a Reluctant Detente1 -- Soviet Relations with Latin America

About the Author

Susan L. Clark is a Research Staff member in the Strategy, Forces and Resources Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA. Ms. Clark’s other publications include: coauthor (with Robbin F. Laird), The USSR and the Western Alliance (Boston, MA: Unwin & Hyman, 1989); “Who Will Staff NATO?” ORBIS, Fall 1988; “Japan’s Role in Gorbachev’s Agenda,” The Pacific Review, Fall 1988; and co-author (with Robbin F. Laird), Britain’s Security Policy: The Modern Soviet View. Occasional Paper No. 31 (London: Institute for European Defence & Strategic Studies, 1987).

Robbin F. Laird is a Research Staff member in the Strategy, Forces, and Resources Division at the Institute for Defense Analyses in Alexandria, VA. Dr. Laird has published extensively in academic journals and among his recent books are Soviet Foreign Policy (New York: Academy of Political Science, 1987) and The Soviet Union, the West and Nuclear Arms (London: Wheatsheaf Press, 1986).

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