East-West economic relations and Soviet behavior

by Roy F. Phillips

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This paper considers the connections between East-West economic relations on the one hand, and Soviet international behavior on the other. The author examines the writings and statements of six well-known policymakers and commentators to derive the relationships they posited between various external economic variables (e.g., trade, credits, investment) and Soviet behavior (e.g., Soviet military policy, foreign policy, and domestic policy). The policymakers whose statements are analyzed are George Ball, Henry Kissinger, Samuel Huntington, Marshall Shulman, Richard Pipes, and Hans-Dietrich Genscher. The period investigated covers 1968 to 1982.

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