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Foreign Policy and East Asia: Learning and Adaptation in the Gorbachev Era

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Overview

This book is a study of Soviet ties with Northeast Asia— China, Japan, and North and South Korea—in the 1980s. It develops the concept of learning in Soviet foreign policy by examining the internal and external factors that ultimately led Gorbachev and other reformers to reject the fundamental premises upon which the Soviet system was based. The author examines the economic, political, ideological and military aspects of changing Soviet relations with the region, and argues that radical reform was due less to the pressures of the Cold War, than to factors internal to the Soviet Union.

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"...a detailed study of Soviet policy toward China, the two Koreas, and Japan during the Gorbachev era that shows Soviet application of a new approach to security issues toward a vitally important region. The chapters on particular areas or countries are interesting and well written." Choice

"Lucid and often persuasive arguments are mobilized to highlight the significance of learning and adaptation in the formulation of foreign policy." John J. Stephan, Slavic Review

"...an insightful book on Soviet policy toward East Asia in the 1980s." Wayne Patterson, Asian Affairs

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780521425643
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2010
  • Series: Cambridge Russian Paperbacks Series , #10
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 212
  • Product dimensions: 5.98 (w) x 9.02 (h) x 0.47 (d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction; 2. Learning, adaptation, and foreign policy change; 3. Learning and adaptation in the historical context; 4. The People's Republic of China; 5. Japan; 6. The Korean peninsula; 7. Learning and security in the Asian-Pacific region; 8. Conclusion: Soviet foreign policy learning.

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