This paper outlines the interrelations between economic factors, domestic or international, and Soviet foreign and military policy. The subject is considered in different arenas of Soviet involvement: Eastern Europe, East-West relations, and the Third World. Conclusions are drawn with regard to the role of economics as constraint on Soviet international involvement, the two-way influence between Soviet domestic economic and international economic factors, the economics of international relations as a source of Soviet policy conflict, and the relative dominance of politics and economics.
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