Accession Number : AD0622364

Title :   THE SOVIET POLICY TOWARDS INDONESIA IN THE WEST IRIAN AND THE MALAYSIAN DISPUTES,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Derkach,Nadia

Report Date : SEP 1965

Pagination or Media Count : 12

Abstract : Indonesians by their policy toward Malaysia presented the Soviets with hard choices. Soviet support of the Indonesian confrontation with Malaysia on the model of support in the West Irian dispute would have led to the following costs. It would have disturbed the detente with the United States (which did not exist earlier), and it would have foreclosed the possibility of useful Soviet relations with Malaysia in the future. Open opposition to the Indonesian policy would have proved the Chinese contention that the Soviet Union has no genuine interest in national liberationist movements and would have guaranteed Chinese dominant influence in Indonesia. The Soviets would have run counter to the policy of the Communist Party of Indonesia which has identified itself with the confrontation policy. The Soviets have adopted a compromise policy of grudging support for the Indonesians on the Malaysian issue.

Descriptors :   (*USSR, FOREIGN POLICY), (*INDONESIA, POLITICAL SCIENCE), MALAYA, NEW GUINEA, COMMUNISM, UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT

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