This volume provides a useful analysis of the domestic dimension of Soviet foreign policy in Asia/Pacific. It considers the implications of Gorbachev's 1986 Vladivostok Initiative on Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, South Asia, and the South Pacific.
Table of Contents
Introduction -- The Goals of Vladivostok -- Power, Authority and Gorbachev's Policy Agenda -- Gorbachev's China Diplomacy -- Implications for Northeast Asia -- Implications for Southeast Asia -- Implications for South Asia -- Vladivostok and Australian Foreign Policy -- Defence Implications for Australia -- The Soviet Union in the South Pacific -- Afghanistan -- Kampuchea: Soviet Initiatives and Regional Responses -- Appendix: Text of Speech by Mikhail Gorbachev in Vladivostok, 28 July 1986
Ramesh Thakur, Carlyle A. Thayer