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Unwanted Visionaries: The Soviet Failure in Asia at the End of the Cold War

Sergey Radchenko

Abstract

This book explores the Asian dimension of Soviet foreign policy during the last decade of the Cold War. It discusses the origins of Soviet rapprochement with China and the reasons for stalemate in Soviet relations with Japan. It accounts for the failure of the Soviet effort to bring China and India into a strategic alignment with the USSR, the centerpiece of Mikhail Gorbachev’s vision for a Soviet-led Asia. It shows how Gorbachev’s new thinking conflicted with the geopolitical imperative of maintaining client relationships in the Third World, and how this contradiction tied his hands in Afghan ... More

Keywords: Gorbachev, Sino-Soviet relations, Tiananmen, Soviet-Japanese relations, northern territories, Soviet-Indian relations, Soviet invasion of Afghanistan, Cambodian conflict

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199938773
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: April 2014 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199938773.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Sergey Radchenko, author
University of Nottingham- Ningbo, China