1st Edition

Soviet National Security Policy Under Perestroika

Edited By

George E. Hudson

ISBN 9780367628833
Published January 27, 2021 by Routledge
352 Pages

USD $140.00

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Book Description

This book, first published in 1990, examines the nature and causes of the changes to Soviet national security policy under Gorbachev. Changes in leadership and institutional arrangements, economic policy, ideology and military involvement all fostered new patterns of cooperation and competition. Authors look at the historical, economic and cultural contexts of change and proceed to a discussion of change agents, such as modernization, technology and domestic politics. Specific components of foreign and military policy, such as arms control and relations with Western Europe, the Warsaw Pact and the Third World, are also examined.

Table of Contents

Part 1. Introduction  1. Conceptualizing Change in Soviet National Authority George E. Hudson  Part 2. The Context of Change  2. Military Crisis and Social Change in Russian and Soviet History Steven Merritt Miner  3. The Soviet Debate over ‘New Thinking’ and the Restructuring of US-Soviet Relations Philip D. Stewart and Margaret G. Hermann  4. The Soviet Economy: Growth, Decay and Reform John E. Tedstrom  Part 3. The Change Agents  5. Modernization and the Military-Civil Competition for Resources: Gorbachev’s Dilemma Hans Heymann, Jr.  6. Technology and Soviet National Security Richard W. Judy  7. Domestic Politics and Gorbachev’s Security Policy William J. Bishop  8. Institutional Change and Soviet National Security Policy Jan S. Adams  Part 4. Change in the Elements of Soviet National Security  9. Gorbachev’s Concept of Reasonable Sufficiency in National Defence Mary C. FitzGerald  10. Changes in Soviet National Security Policy Toward Western Europe Under Gorbachev Robert W. Clawson  11. Changes in Soviet Security Policy Toward Eastern Europe and the Warsaw Pact Robin Alison Remington  12. Changing Soviet National Security Policy in Relations with the Third World Roger E. Kanet  13. Arms Control in Soviet National Security Policy Under Gorbachev Robert L. Arnett  Part 5. Conclusions and Implications  14. Toward an Explanation of Change in Soviet National Security Policy and Implications for the United States George E. Hudson

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