Perceptions and Behavior in Soviet Foreign Policy

Perceptions and Behavior in Soviet Foreign Policy

by Richard K. Herrmann


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This book discerns Soviet leaders' views of the United States and sees them in relation to foreign policy statements and actions. Hermann first examines the subtle problem of analyzing perceptions and interpreting motives from the words and deeds of national leaders. He then turns to cases, measuring the dominant U.S. hypotheses about the USSR against Soviet behavior in Central Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia, as well as Soviet participation in the arms race. Finally, he weighs his conclusions against a thematic study of speeches and publications by members of the Politburo.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780822985648
Publisher: University of Pittsburgh Press
Publication date: 08/19/2009
Series: Pitt Russian East European Series
Edition description: 1
Pages: 288
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Richard K. Herrmann is professor of political science and director of the Mershon Center at Ohio State University.

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