Accession Number : AD0783798
Title : The Sino-Soviet Issue: War by 1990.
Descriptive Note : Group research project,
Corporate Author : ARMY WAR COLL CARLISLE BARRACKS PA
Personal Author(s) : Farris,Jack B. , Jr. ; Springstead,Bertin W. ; Stephens,Edward L.
Report Date : 31 MAY 1974
Pagination or Media Count : 61
Abstract : The study examines whether or not there is a reasonable probability that the Soviet Union and China will be at war between now and 1990--whether the current Sino-Soviet rift will deepen into conflict. After a brief historical overview, the national interests of each country are explored. They indicate a continued hostile relationship for the foreseeable future, barring major changes in the national interests. Four variables are introduced and considered in detail: the problem of succession, particularly in China after Mao's death; the increasing size of each country's nuclear arsenal; the border dispute, its background and significance; and the probable direction which the balance of power in the Asian area will take. (Modified author abstract)
Descriptors : *Foreign policy, *USSR, *China, Conflict, Tension, International relations, Power
Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE