Grenada And Soviet/cuban Policy: Internal Crisis And U.s./oecs Intervention, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Grenada And Soviet/cuban Policy

Internal Crisis And U.s./oecs Intervention, 1st Edition

By Jiri Valenta

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552 pages

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The turmoil in the Caribbean and Central America does not have a single cause; it results from both indigenous factors and outside intervention. Some liberals see revolution as the result of poverty and injustice and ignore the East-West security dimensions of the problem, the role of Leninist ideology, and the actions of the Soviet Union and its allies. Some conservatives point to the evil machinations of the Kremlin and its proxies to explain revolution and ignore the economic, social, and political roots of discontent. In reality, however, causes of revolution are both internal and external. This volume is a collection from a conference at the Naval Postgraduate School in Monterey, California on August 15-18, 1984 and tells much more about Soviet/Cuban strategy and tactics in the Third World than was known before. It also provides a useful corollary to recommendations put forward by the Bipartisan Commission. For all of these reasons, this work should be read not only by scholars, but also by policymakers, analysts, and all discerning readers who care about America's role in the world. The purposes of the meeting were (1) to generate scholarly examination of documents captured during the U.S.fEast Caribbean forces' intervention in Grenada in October 1983, so as to determine the causes of the bloody coup in Grenada and the impact of the intervention on Soviet/Cuban politics in the Caribbean Basin and other areas of the Third World; and (2), to examine in bipartisan fashion U.S. options for countering Soviet/Cuban adventurism. Both objectives were met

Table of Contents

PART I. REVOLUTION IN GRENADA:THE USSR, CUBA, AND EASTERN EUROPE, PART II. THE IMPACT OF THE GRENADA EVENTS ON SOVIET/CUBAN POLICIES IN CENTRAL AMERICA, THE CARIBBEAN BASIN, AND AFRICA, PART III. GRENADA AND EAST·WEST RELATIONS, PART IV. FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS

About the Author

Herbert J. Ellison is professor of Russian history in the History Department and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies of the University of Washington. He is the author of History of Russia, and editor and contributor to Sino-Soviet Conflict in Global Perspective, Soviet Policy toward Western Europe, and Japan and the Pacific Quadrille. He has also written an extensive list of book chapters and articles on Russian history and foreign policy. He is currently writing a book on Russia in the Yeltsin era. Donald W. Treadgold was professor of Russian history in the History Department and the Henry M. Jackson School of International Studies of the University of Washington. He was the author of Lenin and His Rivals, The Great Siberian Migration, The West in Russia and China (2 vols.), and A History of Christianity, a long-time editor of The Slavic Review, and editor and contributor to many books and journals on Russian history and other issues.

Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
POL000000
POLITICAL SCIENCE / General