Accession Number : ADA184036

Title :   Soviet Political Perspectives on Power Projection.

Descriptive Note : Interim rept.,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CA

Personal Author(s) : Fukuyama,Francis ; Bruckner,Scott ; Stoecker,Sally

PDF Url : ADA184036

Report Date : Mar 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 89

Abstract : This Note analyzes the views of Soviet non-military writers and political leaders on the question of power projection in the Third World. Although Soviet writers do not broach the subject directly, they touch on power projection indirectly when writing on the themes of (1) the local political basis of revolutionary power; (2) external (Soviet Union) aid and assistance to Third World clients vs. competing domestic and military claims; (3) the role of armed struggle in promoting revolutionary change; and (4) the risky effects of Third World activism on relations with the United States. Each of these themes is examined in some detail. The author finds that only in discussions of armed struggle as a revolutionary strategy do the Soviets recognize greater opportunities for power projection, and this is restricted to Central America. Possible future Soviet policy is discussed. (Author)

Descriptors :   *POLITICAL REVOLUTION, *BALANCE OF POWER, DOMESTIC, CENTRAL AMERICA, LIMITATIONS, USSR, POWER, POLICIES, DEVELOPING NATIONS, UNITED STATES, MILITARY FORCES(FOREIGN), INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS, FOREIGN POLICY, MILITARY DOCTRINE, CIVILIAN PERSONNEL, LEADERSHIP

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE