Cover: Asian Communist Movements and the Major Communist Powers--The Cases of Japan and Southeast Asia.

Asian Communist Movements and the Major Communist Powers--The Cases of Japan and Southeast Asia.

Published 1973

by Paul Fritz Langer

Purchase Print Copy

 Format Price
Add to Cart Paperback21 pages $20.00

The Sino-Soviet conflict allowed the Japanese Communist Party to eliminate the controlling influences of Moscow and Peking over its policies. Soviet and Chinese attempts to coerce the party into their respective camps have failed. Its relations with Moscow are strained and it is in open conflict with Peking over domestic strategy, the role of "American imperialism," and the Sino-Soviet relationship. Generational change and the environment of Japan reinforce the party's inclination toward national communism. Moscow has begun to accommodate itself to this development and Peking will also have to follow suit. Although China's material support to Southeast Asia's revolutionaries has been cautious, it wields strong influence among them. Soviet policy, in contrast, focuses on relations with local governments. In that respect, Peking is now making up for lost time. Even more than in the past, the future of Southeast Asia's revolutionary movements will depend on endogenous factors. 21 pp. Ref.

This report is part of the RAND paper series. The paper was a product of RAND from 1948 to 2003 that captured speeches, memorials, and derivative research, usually prepared on authors' own time and meant to be the scholarly or scientific contribution of individual authors to their professional fields. Papers were less formal than reports and did not require rigorous peer review.

This document and trademark(s) contained herein are protected by law. This representation of RAND intellectual property is provided for noncommercial use only. Unauthorized posting of this publication online is prohibited; linking directly to this product page is encouraged. Permission is required from RAND to reproduce, or reuse in another form, any of its research documents for commercial purposes. For information on reprint and reuse permissions, please visit www.rand.org/pubs/permissions.

RAND is a nonprofit institution that helps improve policy and decisionmaking through research and analysis. RAND's publications do not necessarily reflect the opinions of its research clients and sponsors.