ERIC Number: ED249159
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
What about the Russians?
Intended to help Americans resolve distrust of the Soviet Union in view of the current wave of concern about nuclear war, this booklet addresses Soviet actions over the decades and American reactions to the U.S.S.R. Because American interpretation of Soviet power and influence is central to any discussion of working with the Soviet Union, the text deals not only with military and political realities, but also with perceptions. Chapter 1 focuses on Soviet actions that have aroused distrust, while chapters 2 and 3 examine who is "really" ahead militarily and take a realistic look at Soviet expansionism. To put the situation in perspective, chapters 4, 5, and 6 objectively discuss Soviet fears, weaknesses, and foreign policy goals. Chapter 7 compares foreign interventions by the two superpowers, applying a single standard. In the final two chapters, the common interests of the two countries are considered and the Soviet record in keeping agreements is explored. The document concludes with a general summary, suggested readings, and a list of discussion questions. (LH)
Descriptors: Comparative Analysis, Disarmament, Foreign Policy, International Cooperation, International Relations, National Security, Nuclear Warfare, Peace
United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War (UCAM), Suite 1019, 1346 Connecticut Ave., NW, Washington, DC 20036 ($2.50 plus postage, quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Student/Teacher Organization to Prevent Nuclear War, Northfield, MA.; United Campuses to Prevent Nuclear War (UCAM), Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Interdependence; Russians; Soviet Studies; Trust; United States; USSR (Russia)