Gorbachev's Economic Strategy in the Third World

Gorbachev's Economic Strategy in the Third World PDF Author: Giovanni Graziani
Publisher: Praeger Pub Text
ISBN: 9780275935399
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 116

Book Description
Graziani examines Gorbachev's reforms in terms of economic relations with the Third World and presents a detailed and sophisticated statistical analysis of Soviet economic assistance and trade. This book critically evaluates all the statistical data from Soviet and United Nations sources and presents the changing Soviet attitude toward indebtedness and the growing dissatisfaction expressed by both the Third World and the U.S.S.R. over the management of Soviet aid. The book concludes that no expansion of Soviet economic ties with the Third World is foreseen in the short run and that eventual Soviet participation in international economic organizations might further entail new conflicts with the Third World.

Moscow's Third World Strategy

Moscow's Third World Strategy PDF Author: Alvin Z. Rubinstein
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 0691228035
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 328

Book Description
The description for this book, Moscow's Third World Strategy, will be forthcoming.

Gorbachev's Eurasian Strategy

Gorbachev's Eurasian Strategy PDF Author: Hugh De Santis
Publisher:
ISBN:
Category : Developing Countries
Languages : en
Pages : 38

Book Description
'There is great disorder under heaven, and the situation is excellent, ' goes the Chinese version of dialectic. Four years and countless surprises after his ascendance to power, there is now little doubt that Mikhail Gorbachev aims to modernize Soviet society and to de-ideologize Moscow's foreign relations. Clearly, the world has been dazzled by the brutal candor with the Soviets have exposed the systemic crisis of communism and the stunning scope and pace of Gorbachev's 'new thinking.' Too dazzled, perhaps. Glaringly absent from the normative debate about perestroika is a sober assessment of how 'new thinking' contributes to the attainment of Soviet strategic objectives or whether the path of Soviet foreign policy will, as widely assumed, lead to a more stable world.

Soviet Strategy in Southern Africa: Gorbachev's Pragmatic Approach

Soviet Strategy in Southern Africa: Gorbachev's Pragmatic Approach PDF Author: Peter Vanneman
Publisher: Hoover Press
ISBN: 9780817989033
Category : Africa, Southern
Languages : en
Pages : 142

Book Description


Perestroika in Perspective

Perestroika in Perspective PDF Author: Padma Desai
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400859867
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 232

Book Description
Mikhail Gorbachev's perestroika is a historic effort at restructuring the troubled Soviet economy. Wide-ranging in scope, harnessed with cultural and political reforms, it raises intriguing and important questions: Are Gorbachev's ideas different from the Kosygin-Brezhnev reform of 1965 that came to naught? What kinds of problems do the Russians have in understanding the market system? Who opposes perestroika? Do Gorbachev's proposals threaten his own future as Soviet leader? How does perestroika relate to a more general environment of openness, of glasnost? What happened at the June 1988 Party Conference? And, above all, is the old order really giving way to a new one? Or does Gorbachev aim at "capitalist icing on a socialist cake"?. To answer these questions and others, Padma Desai, a distinguished pioneer in the modern econometric analysis of the Soviet economy, has distilled from Gorbachev's myriad decrees the outlines of his strategy for doing away with the Soviet Union's long-term economic malaise. Focusing on the key areas of industry, agriculture, services, and foreign trade, she discusses specific blueprints for change and evaluates the possibilities for their success. Skillfully combining charts, photographs, cartoons, and quotes, this book offers a unique and coherent view of the strategy underlying Gorbachev's reform efforts to date--and does so gracefully and with sparkle, in terms completely understandable to the layperson. Originally published in 1989. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.

United States Foreign Policy and Economic Reform in Three Giants

United States Foreign Policy and Economic Reform in Three Giants PDF Author: John Echeverri-Gent
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1351317024
Category : Business & Economics
Languages : en
Pages : 256

Book Description
Three of the largest and strategically most important nations in the world -the Soviet Union, China, and India - are currently in the throes of historic change. The reforms in the giants are transforming global economic and geopolitical relations. The United States must reexamine central tenets of its foreign policy if it is to seize the opportunities presented by these changes.This pathbreaking volume in the Overseas Development Council's series analyzes economic reform in the giants and its implications for U.S. foreign policy. Each of the giants is opening up its economy to foreign trade and investment. What consequences will this have for international trade? Each giant is attempting to catch up to global technological frontiers by absorbing foreign technologies: In what areas might cooperation enhance American interests, and in what areas must the U.S. protect its competitive and strategic assets? What role can key international economic institutions play to help integrate the giants into the international economy? The contributors suggest how U.S. foreign policy should anticipate these new circumstances in ways that enhance international cooperation and security.Contents: Overview: Economic Reform in the Giants and U.S. Policy, by Richard E. Feinberg, John Echeverri-Gent, and Friedemann Miiller; Economic Reform in the USSR, by Friedemann Miiller; Economic Reform in China, by Rensselaer W. Lee III; Economic Reform in India, by John Echeverri-Gent; The Politics of Economic Reform in the Giants, by John Echeverri-Gent, and Friedemann Miiller; Economic Reforms and International Trade, by Thomas Naylor; Technology Transfer to the Giants: Opportunities and Challenges, by Richard P. Suttmeier; and The Geopolitical Consequences of Reform in the Giants, by Elena Borisovna Arefieva.

The Gorbachev Strategy

The Gorbachev Strategy PDF Author: Thomas H. Naylor
Publisher: Free Press
ISBN:
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 253

Book Description
Looks at social and economic conditions in the Soviet Union, assesses Gorbachev's sincerity in making Russia more open, and suggests U.S. policy changes in response

Gorbachev's New Thinking and Third World Conflicts

Gorbachev's New Thinking and Third World Conflicts PDF Author: Jiří Valenta
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412824750
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 352

Book Description
Some of the most crucial changes inspired by Gorbachev and perestroika concern Soviet and East European policies toward Third World countries. Despite countless studies of Soviet-U.S. relations and U.S. relations with the Third World, the area of Soviet relations with the Third World has been left relatively undeveloped. This is the first of several volumes intended to add to our knowledge of what the series editor Jiri Valenta characterizes as East/South relations. In this new era of cooperation and diplomacy, the superpowers are working to resolve regional conflicts in and around Afghanistan, Nicaragua, Angola, and Cambodia. Such efforts are exceedingly complex, since they necessarily involve not only the Soviet Union, but Third World nations that may operate independently, such as Cuba and Vietnam. This volume addresses a number of such conflicts. In addition to those already mentioned, conflicts in Ethiopia, Namibia, and the Philippines are discussed, and their implications for Western policy makers are reviewed. As the contributors emphasize, despite current Soviet emphasis on peaceful solutions to regional conflicts, Gorbachev's "New Thinking" in foreign affairs is still decidedly selective. In some cases, the Soviet Union will actually encourage close ties with regional Third World powers, as it has with India. It is also too much to expect that the Soviet Union, much less Cuba and Vietnam, will completely cut ties to revolutionary allies worldwide. That said, the 1990s will undoubtedly be characterized by new Soviet foreign policy styles. Their shape and form is the subject of this book. It will be of immense interest to policymakers and researchers concerned about current developments in relations between the superpowers and with the Third World. Contributors include: Vernon Aspaturian, Bhabani Sen Gupta, William E. Griffith, Jerry F. Hough, Douglas Pike, Howard Wiarda, AH T, Sheikh, Sabahuddin Kushkaki, Colin Legum, H. de V. du Toil, Khien Theeravit, Frank Cibulka, Alvaro Taboada, Charles William Maynes, W. Bruce Weinrod, Jiri Valenta.

Two Koreas in Development

Two Koreas in Development PDF Author: Byoung-Lo Philo Kim
Publisher: Transaction Publishers
ISBN: 9781412840569
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 240

Book Description
The startling revolutions of recent years have had as great an impact on Northeast Asia as on Eastern Europe. Gorbachev's cautious withdrawal of support for North Korea and his establishment of ties with South Korea have created a need for a new research agenda exploring how communism and capitalism in Asia can be successfully restructured or redirected in a new world order. Focused on systemic issues, this book is the first study to attempt a comprehensive analysis of social and economic development in modem Korea as a whole. As a homogeneous nation artificially divided by the competing ideologies of the Cold War, Korea provides a unique laboratory for comparing divergent development processes undertaken by conflicting social systems. Current theories of Third World development have advocated either capitalist models of modernization or have called for the establishment of self-reliant socialist economies cut off from the world capitalist system. While capitalist South Korea has consistently outperformed Communist North Korea since the mid-1970s, development has not yet brought a fully evolved West-em-style democracy in its wake. "Self-reliant" North Korea achieved successful growth during its first fifteen years, but has since been faced with numerous structural limitations on sustained development, including severe restrictions on political freedom and civil liberties. In the author's view, the experience of the two Koreas suggests that the solution to underdevelopment must be based on the realization that exclusionary theories need modification in the light of special historical and sociological circumstances peculiar to individual nations. This volume offers a valuable interpretation of modem Korean history and constitutes an important contribution to the comparative study of capitalism and communism in practice. It will be of particular interest to specialists in international relations and comparative political systems.

Moscow And The Third World Under Gorbachev

Moscow And The Third World Under Gorbachev PDF Author: W. Raymond Duncan
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 0429718330
Category : History
Languages : en
Pages : 278

Book Description
This book explores the scope of Moscow's "new thinking" in its Third World context—highlighted by the USSR's surprising withdrawal from Afghanistan in 1988. It reviews the foreign policy record Gorbachev inherited and assesses his economic and strategic priorities in the diplomatic arena.