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Learning In U.s. And Soviet Foreign Policy

1st Edition

By George Breslauer


896 pages

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 Are policymakers capable of learning about the complex international environment they must deal with when formulating foreign policy? Interest in the phenomenon of "learning" has been growing, driven in part by the advent of Gorbachev, and by prospects for ending the Cold War. In this book, leading scholars explore the theoretical and practical im

Table of Contents

Foreword -- Preface -- Committee on International Conflict and Cooperation -- Perspectives on Learning -- Introduction -- Learning in U.S. and Soviet Foreign Policy: In Search of an Elusive Concept -- Collective Learning: Some Theoretical Speculations -- Why Competitive Politics Inhibits Learning in Soviet Foreign Policy -- Case Studies of U.S. Foreign Policy -- The Evolution of U.S. Policy Toward Arms Control -- Learning in U.S. Policy Toward Europe -- The Strategic Basic of Learning in U.S. Policy Toward China, 1949–1988 -- Learning in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Case of the Middle East -- The Lessons of Korea and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965 -- Learning in U.S.—Soviet Relations: The Nixon-Kissinger Structure of Peace -- Learning in U.S. Policy Toward the Soviet Union in the 1980s -- Case Studies of Soviet Foreign Policy -- Learning in the Nuclear Age: Soviet Strategic Arms Control Policy, 1969-1989 -- Soviet Policy Toward Western Europe Since World War II -- Soviet Policy Toward China, 1969–1988 -- Learning in Soviet Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict -- Peripheral Visions: Brezhnev and Gorbachev Meet the "Reagan Doctrine" -- Attempted Learning: Soviet Policy Toward the United States in the Brezhnev Era -- Soviet Learning in the 1980s -- Conclusions -- Learning and the Evolution of Cooperation in U.S. and Soviet Nuclear Nonproliferation Activities -- Interactive Learning in U.S.–Soviet Arms Control -- What Have We Learned About Learning?

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