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Soviet defense policy under Gorbachev

Scott R. Atkinson

Soviet defense policy under Gorbachev

the growing civilian influence

by Scott R. Atkinson

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Published by Center for Naval Analyses in Alexandria, Va .
Written in English

    Places:
  • Soviet Union,
  • Soviet Union.
    • Subjects:
    • Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, 1931-,
    • Civil-military relations -- Soviet Union.,
    • Soviet Union -- Military policy.

    • Edition Notes

      Includes bibliographical references.

      StatementScott R. Atkinson.
      SeriesCNA occasional paper
      Classifications
      LC ClassificationsUA770 .A89 1990
      The Physical Object
      Paginationiii, 35 p. :
      Number of Pages35
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL1983611M
      LC Control Number90230922
      OCLC/WorldCa22952123

      policy program pioneered by Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev meant to reform the Soviet economy and political system. Perestroika, which introduced ele-ments of a market economy, has been attributed with hastening the collapse of the USSR. Glasnost — “Openness” in Russian. It was a reform policy introduced by Gorbachev that was meant to re-File Size: 1MB.   Contents: The Nature of the Soviet Threat--Soviet National Security Policies; Soviet Foreign Policy under Gorbachev; Military Resources Allocation; Soviet Strategic Programs and Space Forces; Soviet Conventional Forces; An Assessment of the Threat--The Strategic Balance; Regional and Functional Balances; Research and Development: The Technological Competition; Collective .

      For with glasnost, the new Soviet style of light and openness, with the new Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty and Strategic Arms Reduction Talks (START) with the Soviet Union, and now with perestroika, the new Soviet policy of restructuring its economy and the title of a revealing if not subtly propagandistic book by year-old Author: William H. Peterson.   The purpose of this anthology is to deepen Western understanding of the sources and substance of the foreign policy of the Soviet Union. Authoritative analysts here explore significant issues in Soviet foreign relations from the era of the Bolshevik Revolution and the Civil War to the period of reform that preceded the final collapse of the Soviet : Jr. Fleron.

      Soviet Union - Soviet Union - Economic policy: The economic stagnation of the late Brezhnev era was the result of various factors: the exhaustion of easily available resources, especially raw materials, and the growing structural imbalance of the economy due to the distorting effects of the incentive system, which paralyzed initiative and dissuaded people from doing an honest day’s work. Gorbachev, in radically changing Soviet policy, has dared to undertake the unthinkable. If the Western countries have the courage and imagination to engage in a similarly deep rethinking of their own strategic goals, the prospect could open up of a world order based .


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Soviet Soviet defense policy under Gorbachev book behavior in the decade before Mikhail Gorbachev’s perestroika is still an understudied and highly controversial topic. Some authors have long argued that the Soviet Union was greatly interested in détente in Europe, while neoconservative critics claimed that the USSR masterfully used détente in its quest for inexorable expansion and military by: 2.

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[Scott R Atkinson] Home. WorldCat Home About WorldCat Help. Search. Search Soviet Union -- Military policy. Gorbachev, Mikhail Sergeevich, -- Civil-military relations -- Soviet Union.

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