This paper, based on a presentation at the Georgetown University Intercultural Center, Washington, D.C., in September 1987, summarizes impressions of Ethiopia gained during a three-week visit in March 1987.
Reviews Soviet impressions of Israeli air operations during the 1982 Lebanon war. It evaluates a 1983 article published in Soviet Air Force Monthly that assesses the implications of the Israeli-Syrian air battles.
Whatever behavior the Soviets might pursue in a nuclear crisis, the desirability of maintaining a U.S. selective options strategy need not hinge exclusively on the course and outcome of future developments in Soviet nuclear planning.
An examination of Soviet computer research and development; the problems that plague the industry and the ways in which the government and Party have attempted to cope with them; and the constraints, incentives, and feedback mechanisms of the system acquisition process as they operate in a closely controlled, bureaucratic structure.
Discusses Soviet doctrinal views on nuclear targeting restraint, the Soviet public reaction to the U.S. pursuit of limited nuclear options, and possible private Soviet attitudes regarding selective nuclear employment.
A suggestion for a shift in focus on planning and programming U.S. strategic forces. Long-term analysis of the U.S.-Soviet competition should be concerned with both opponents, treating threats within that framework, searching for areas of possible U.S. advantage, and looking for weaknesses as well as strengths.
This study details the two military clashes at Damansky Island in March 1969, examines plausible reasons for their occurrence, and sets them in the context of Soviet and Chinese foreign policy and domestic politics.
A presentation of data on the financing of Soviet R&D from 1928 through the 1962 Plan, together with background information on the organization and growth of the research establishment. The Memorandum concentrates on expenditures since 1950, ...
The author attempts to determine individually the Russian intentions behind the air incidents and the degree of concern felt by USSR policymakers over the possible political consequences of their action.
The research memorandum examines the purposes behind Soviet military, diplomatic, and propaganda response to alleged and actual violations of its borders in different historical periods and in different strategic contexts.