Soviet Nationalities in Strategic Perspective
This book, first published in 1985, examines the problem of nationality in the Soviet empire. Nationality issues affect many of the critical domestic and foreign policy questions that faced the Soviet leadership. Nationality trends in the 1980s conduced to make the relationship between Soviet domestic nationality concerns and Soviet foreign policy clearer: the problem both affected and was affected by its strategic environment. This book analyses this environment and the forces at work within it.
1. Introduction: The Ethnic Costs of Empire 2. The Spectre and Implications of Internal Nationalist Dissent: Historical and Functional Comparisons Paul B. Henze 3. Muslim National Minorities in Revolution and Civil War Chantal Lemercier-Quelquejay 4. Soviet Nationalities Under Attack: The World War II Experience Alexander R. Alexiev 5. Empire, Nationalities, Borders: Soviet Assets and Liabilities Daniel C. Matuszewski 6. Nationality Dynamics in Sino-Soviet Relations Hans Bräker 7. Poland and the Soviet West Roman Solchanyk 8. Institutional Religion and Nationality in the Soviet Union Bohdan R. Bociurkiw 9. Soviet Muslims and the Muslim World Alexandre Bennigsen 10. Nationalities in the Soviet Armed Forces S. Enders Wimbush