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U.S. leadership perceptions of the Soviet problem since 1945

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Published by Rand Corporation in Santa Monica, CA .
Written in English

  • United States,
  • Soviet Union
    • Subjects:
    • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.,
    • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
    • United States -- Foreign relations administration.

    • Edition Notes

      StatementJohn Van Oudenaren ; prepared for the Director of Net Assessment, Office of the Secretary of Defense.
      ContributionsUnited States. Dept. of Defense. Director of Net Assessment., Rand Corporation.
      LC ClassificationsE183.8.S65 V36 1982
      The Physical Object
      Paginationxi, 71 p. ;
      Number of Pages71
      ID Numbers
      Open LibraryOL3780915M
      ISBN 100833003682
      LC Control Number81020983

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Get this from a library. U.S. leadership perceptions of the Soviet problem since [John Van Oudenaren; United States. Department of Defense. Director of Net Assessment.; Rand Corporation.] -- For 35 years the Soviet Union has presented American political leaders with their most difficult foreign policy and defense U.S.

leadership perceptions of the Soviet problem since 1945 book. Throughout this period the Soviet Union, like other countries. U.S. Leadership Perceptions of the Soviet Problem Since Author: John Van Oudenaren Subject: For 35 years the Soviet Union has presented American political leaders with their most difficult foreign policy and defense problems.

Throughout this period the Soviet Union, like other countries, has undergone constant change. Created Date. U.S. leadership perceptions of the Soviet problem since Unknown Binding Next page > by John Van Oudenaren Paperback.

$ $ 6 Only 3 left in stock - order soon. U.S. leadership perceptions of the Soviet problem since Jan 1. During its sixty-nine-year history, the Soviet Union usually had a de facto leader who would not necessarily be head of state, but would lead while holding an office such as Premier or General the Constitution, the Chairman of the Council of Ministers, or Premier, was the head of government and the Chairman of the Presidium of the Supreme Soviet was the head of state.

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The Soviet Union, officially the Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR), was a federal socialist state in Northern Eurasia that existed from to and was the largest country in the world. Nominally a union of multiple national Soviet republics, in practice its government and economy were highly was a one-party state governed by the Soviet communist party, with Moscow Capital and largest city: Moscow, 55°45′N 37°37′E /.

Given the rigorous demands of a Party leadership highly intolerant of unorthodox formulations and views, even occasional hints that Soviet perceptions of the United States may be changing must be considered as politically significant, and perhaps carry with them important policy implications.

We shall return to this last point in our final section. The policy of Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev to restructure & revitalize the Soviet economy by opening it up to more free enterprise (a market based economy & society). Glasnost A policy of openness initiated by Gorbachev in the s that provided increased opportunities for freedom of speech, association and the press in the Soviet Union.

Many mass killings occurred under 20th-century communist estimates vary widely, depending on the definitions of deaths included. The higher estimates of mass killings account for crimes against civilians by governments, including executions, destruction of population through man-made hunger and deaths during forced deportations, imprisonment and through forced labor.

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u.s. Responsibilities as a Superpower in the Post-Cold War Era. Considers the responsibilities of the U.S. as the world's only remaining Superpower in the post-Cold War era. The analysis begins with a descriptive overview of the foreign policy that the U.S.

appears to be adopting in the new era- that of world leadership. This outstanding new book lays bare the fundamental concepts needed to structure a cultural perspective on Soviet politics and history. The cultural approach is combined in it with a focus on the roles that leaders have played in the political process and in cultural by: "Garthoff's contribution is valuable because it places Soviet intelligence deficiencies in the context of state leadership and points to the need for additional comparative research on U.S.-Soviet leaders, perceptions, and intelligence Measured, insightful, and valuable to students of Cold War or espionage history."—Library Journal.

As in Korea, U.S. leaders worried that, given world public abhorrence of nuclear weaponsnow even stronger than in the sthe use of such weapons in the Vietnam conflict would jeopardize the U.S. moral and leadership position in the eyes of friends and allies, especially if the United States used them again on Asians.

The Sino-Soviet Split: Cold War in the Communist World (review) Article (PDF Available) in Journal of Cold War Studies 12(1) December with 3, Reads How we measure 'reads'Author: Priscilla Roberts. Ukraine gained its independence inwhen the Soviet Union was dissolved and former Soviet republics became sovereign states.

Since that time Ukraine started its own policy, with the Ukrainian point of view on history, international relations, and politics differing greatly from the Russian perspective.

But during the Cold War period. 2 Different perceptions of decision-making on the issues of state sovereignty and use of force. Different perceptions of relations in security sphere and defense.

On the bases of these, I will make a conclusion about the Russian resultative perception of the US developed throughout the Post-Cold war period, and the lessons that Russia learned from thisFile Size: KB.

The present transition period in Moscow, the third in three decades, has left Western observers more uncertain than its two predecessors. Both inafter the death of Stalin, and inafter the ouster of Khrushchev, Washington read the signs from Moscow more or less correctly, even though there were fewer guideposts in those days and Soviet policy was then shrouded in greater secrecy.

Transformation: International and National. Of all the decades of this century, one might well argue that the s was the most significant. Within a ten year span, the Soviet Union became one of the world’s two great superpowers, a mighty Germany was divided in half and substantially reduced in size, and the far-flung Japanese empire was destroyed.

Conference Introduction Conference Program Order Conference Videotapes Other Cold War Records Session VI Seeing Red: The Cold War and American Public Opinion by John Kenneth White Department of Politics, Catholic University of America Washington, D.C.

Introduction Life is lived forward, but understood backward. Soren Kierkegaard September   Soviet military power has been an enduring preoccupation of U.S. policymakers for better than forty years, its presumed menace one of the great constants of the age.

Our understanding of that power and the perceived menace have changed dramatically, however, as a direct consequence of Mikhail Gorbachev's program of radical economic and political reform. Nowhere has the changing face Cited by: 6. Since the early s the U.S. strategy envisioned, with varying levels of prominence, counterforce targeting and hard-target-kill capabilities against Soviet nuclear forces, challenging Moscow to respond in kind and at the same time implement expensive programs to enhance force survivability.

Joseph Vissarionovich Stalin (born Ioseb Besarionis dzе Djugashvili; 18 December [O.S. 6 December] – 5 March ) was a Georgian revolutionary and Soviet politician who led the Soviet Union from the mids until as the general secretary of the Communist Party of the Soviet Union (–) and premier of the Soviet Union (–).Died: 5 March (aged 74), Kuntsevo Dacha.

POLAND AND U.S.-SOVIET RELATIONS Events in Poland as well have prompted serious rethinking about U.S. policy toward the Soviets, especially since Decemwhen General Wojciech Jaru.

The Soviet Union and the Eastern European countries that installed Communist regimes after World War II and were dominated by the Soviet Union. Richard Nixon President of the United States from to who followed a foreign policy marked by détente with the Soviet Union and by the opening of diplomatic relations with China; resigned.

Although the Soviet Union exploded a fission bomb in and announced the acquisition of a fusion (or hydrogen) bomb four years later, the United States still continued for a while longer to enjoy an effective monopoly on nuclear retaliation, since the Soviet Union lacked the means of delivering quantities of such bombs against U.S.

territory. Most accounts of the coup backed by the U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) against Iranian Prime Minister Muhammad Mossadegh in August argue that U.S.

policymakers undertook this fateful action at least partly because they feared Iran's Communist Tudeh Party might soon seize power and turn the country into a Soviet client : Mark J.

Gasiorowski. As American interests assumed global proportions afterpolicy makers were faced with the challenge of prioritizing various regions and determining the extent to which the United States was prepared to defend and support them.

India, and Egypt assumed a central role in the ideological struggle between the United States and the Soviet. Disability and Governmentality in the Early Soviet Period. If ubogi and iurodivye were labels most commonly used to denote persons thought to have mental disabilities, during the 19th Century the term "invalid" emerged to describe persons with physical disabilities.

In the tsarist period the term "invalid" was used primarily in reference to the military and soldiers, and it did not necessarily Cited by: 7. Who was supreme commander of the Allied Forces and directed the D-Day invasion.

InGermany used the first guided missiles against the United Kingdom. The Cold War was a geopolitical chess match between the United States, the Soviet Union, and both parties’ allies in which the major power players sought to project their respective ideologies across the globe in the wake of colonialism’s collapse following World War Two.

The period occurred betweenthe year of the Truman Doctrine. Search within this book Bookbag About Us Help 2— The American Political System: 3— The Foreign-Policy Mechanism and Other Influences: 4— U.S.

Policy Makers: 5— Policy Expectations and Implications: 6— Conclusions: Notes: Works Cited: Soviet Perceptions of the United States. "Inafter the end of the war, Abkhaz schools were shut down and the policy of forced assimilation was begun," he says. at the U.S. Army War. Heads of Delegations, United Nations Climate Change Conference, Paris.

CC byPresident of the Republic of Mexico, Today is the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Started in in the wake. The crucial question of the Cold War continued to be the problem of Germany, although much of the actual conflict took place on the periphery.

Once the superpowers reached a settlement on Germany, which Trachtenberg argues occurred inthe Cold War was for all intents and purposes over. When the Germans invaded Russia inVasily Grossman became a special correspondent for the Red Star, the Soviet Army's newspaper, and reported from the frontlines of the war.A Writer at War depicts in vivid detail the crushing conditions on the Eastern Front, and the lives and deaths of soldiers and civilians alike.

Witnessing some of the most savage fighting of the war, Grossman saw /5(). Thirty years ago, on 12 DecemberNATO defense and foreign ministers made a landmark decision designed to unify the alliance, but which also contributed to the collapse of détente and helped provide an agenda for the end of the Cold War.

On the anniversary of the NATO?dual track decision. that linked U.S. deployments of long-range theater nuclear forces (LRTNF) to proposals for. The decision to use the atomic bombs was a U.S. policy decision. It seems fairly straightforward, then, that in analyzing this decision one must attempt to understand the perceptions of the U.S.

decision-makers through the analysis of evidence which illuminates what _U.S. leaders perceived was. Personally I would say Lenin and Brezhnev would be the best Soviet leaders. And I would say Gorbachev and Stalin are the worst.

Stalin for ruining Russian's armed forces leading up to WW2, his purges and for the gulag system and revoking many of Lenins best policies, and Gorbachev for in essence ruining the Soviet economy leading to it's downfall. Greek perceptions of NATO during the Cold War.

Vego, M. Soviet and Russian strategy in the Mediterranean since In Naval policy and strategy in the Mediterranean: Past, present, and. During the campaign, George H.W. Bush, then Reagan's vice president, took a position to the right of Reagan on Soviet policy, arguing that Reagan was too willing to believe Gorbachev represented a fundamental change in the Soviet leadership.Since its establishment inthe United Nations Organization, as well as the universal agencies that form part of the UN system, has been central to international relations.

The main story is one of continuity and change—the UN is over sixty years old and sixty years young. It faced specific opportunities and difficulties during the Cold War; and these were followed with a radically.

The CIA calls it a dual crisis, a leadership crisis, not knowing to which new people of a new generation the leadership of the Soviet Communist Party and the Soviet Union should pass, and at the same time a beginning of faltering of economic growth, which was serious because since the Soviet Union had to always, like any country, choose between.