Accession Number : AD0643949
Title : STUDIES IN DEFERRENCE. XIII. PATTERN AND LEVEL OF RISK IN SOVIET FOREIGN POLICY-MAKING, 1945-1963.
Descriptive Note : Final rept.,
Corporate Author : STANFORD UNIV CALIF
Personal Author(s) : Triska,Jan F.
Report Date : OCT 1966
Pagination or Media Count : 72
Abstract : Soviet behavior in risk situations is analyzed for 29 crises from 1945 to 1963. The inherent risk for the Soviet Union in each crisis situation is scaled according to: The countries involved; The stakes; Geographical location; Developmental factors; Relative military strength. Soviet behavior in each crisis is scaled according to: Proportionality of risk-taking to objectives (actional symmetry construct); Maximum Soviet bid; Character of crisis outcome; Timing of major moves. The behavioral variables are tested for statistical correlation with the situational variables.
Descriptors : (*FOREIGN POLICY, USSR), (*DETERRENCE, FOREIGN POLICY), PROBABILITY, COLD WAR, COMMUNISM, LEADERSHIP, STRATEGIC WARFARE, GAME THEORY, DECISION MAKING, POLITICAL SCIENCE
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE