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Foreign Policy and East Asia : Learning and Adaptation in the Gorbachev Era - Charles E. Ziegler

Foreign Policy and East Asia

Learning and Adaptation in the Gorbachev Era

Paperback Published: 22nd November 1993
ISBN: 9780521425643
Number Of Pages: 212

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In this book Charles Ziegler develops the concept of learning in foreign policy by exploring the link between Mikhail Gorbachev's domestic reforms and the radical transformation of Soviet relations with North-east Asia in the 1980s. He argues that, although international factors may have played a role, it was pressures for domestic change, and economic reform in particular, which had the greatest impact on new Soviet thinking. The history of Soviet relations with North-east Asia is briefly traced, highlighting the extent to which ideology impeded foreign policy learning under Stalin, Khrushchev and Brezhnev. The author then turns to Gorbachev's determined efforts to reverse thirty years of Sino-Soviet hostility, his mixed record on Soviet-Japanese relations, the turnaround in Soviet policy toward South Korea, and changing Soviet national security interests in the Far East and Western Pacific.

"...a detailed study of Soviet policy toward China, the two Koreas, and Japan during the Gorbachev era that shows Soviet application of a new approach to security issues toward a vitally important region. The chapters on particular areas or countries are interesting and well written." Choice "Lucid and often persuasive arguments are mobilized to highlight the significance of learning and adaptation in the formulation of foreign policy." John J. Stephan, Slavic Review "...an insightful book on Soviet policy toward East Asia in the 1980s." Wayne Patterson, Asian Affairs

Learning, adaptation, and foreign policy change
Learning and adaptation in the historical context
The People's Republic of China
The Korean peninsula
Learning and security in the Asian-Pacific region
Conclusion: Soviet foreign policy learning
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ISBN: 9780521425643
ISBN-10: 0521425646
Series: Cambridge Russian Paperbacks
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 212
Published: 22nd November 1993
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.2
Weight (kg): 0.31

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