Soviet Policy towards South Asia since 1970 by Linda RacioppiSoviet Policy towards South Asia since 1970 by Linda Racioppi

Soviet Policy towards South Asia since 1970

byLinda Racioppi

Paperback | January 21, 2008

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This book traces the evolution of Soviet thinking about South Asia and the Third World from 1970 to the present, and examines how Soviet policy objectives changed during that period. The author offers a unique view of Soviet policy toward a region of particularly unstable states, and addresses all the political, military and economic issues involved, the regional constraints and policy opportunities that influenced the policy process in Moscow, and the relationship between Soviet perceptions and policy objectives.
Title:Soviet Policy towards South Asia since 1970Format:PaperbackDimensions:252 pages, 8.98 × 5.98 × 0.59 inPublished:January 21, 2008Publisher:Cambridge University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0521055024

ISBN - 13:9780521055024

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Table of Contents

List of tables; Acknowledgements; 1. Introduction: South Asia in the USSR's Third World policy; 2. Soviet perceptions of the Third World and South Asia; 3. The Soviet Union in South Asia: objectives and instruments; 4. Stability and change in Soviet-South Asian relations, 1970-1978; 5. Soviet-South Asian relations in the wake of Afghanistan, 1978-1985; 6. Soviet policy towards South Asia in the Gorbachev era; 7. Conclusion; Notes; Index.

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"[Racioppi] deftly uses both primary and secondary sources to provide a crisp summary and discussion of the considerations that shaped the critical choices." Sumit Ganguly, Journal of Asian Studies