Are policymakers capable of learning about the complex international environment they must deal with when formulating foreign policy? Interest in the phenomenon of "learning" has been growing, driven in part by the advent of Gorbachev, and by prospects for ending the Cold War. In this book, leading scholars explore the theoretical and practical imp

part Part I|131 pages

Perspectives on Learning

chapter 1|17 pages


ByGeorge W. Breslauer, Philip E. Tetlock

chapter 3|38 pages

Collective Learning: Some Theoretical Speculations

ByErnst Haas

chapter 4|32 pages

Why Competitive Politics Inhibits Learning in Soviet Foreign Policy

ByRichard D. Anderson

part Part II|294 pages

Case Studies of U.S. Foreign Policy

chapter 5|23 pages

The Evolution of U.S. Policy Toward Arms Control

ByRobert A. Levine

chapter 6|50 pages

Learning in U.S. Policy Toward Europe

ByWallace J. Thies

chapter 7|56 pages

The Strategic Basic of Learning in U.S. Policy Toward China, 1949–1988

ByBanning Ν. Garrett

chapter 8|38 pages

Learning in U.S. Foreign Policy: The Case of the Middle East

BySteven L. Spiegel

chapter 9|48 pages

The Lessons of Korea and the Vietnam Decisions of 1965

ByYuen Foong Khong

chapter 10|50 pages

Learning in U.S.—Soviet Relations: The Nixon-Kissinger Structure of Peace

ByDeborah Welch Larson

chapter 11|27 pages

Learning in U.S. Policy Toward the Soviet Union in the 1980s

ByAlexander Dallin

part Part III|306 pages

Case Studies of Soviet Foreign Policy

chapter 13|35 pages

Soviet Policy Toward Western Europe Since World War II

ByJonathan Haslam

chapter 14|47 pages

Soviet Policy Toward China, 1969–1988

ByAllen S. Whiting

chapter 15|35 pages

Learning in Soviet Policy Toward the Arab-Israeli Conflict

ByGeorge W. Breslauer

chapter 18|49 pages

Soviet Learning in the 1980s

ByRobert Legvold

part Part IV|124 pages


chapter 20|41 pages

Interactive Learning in U.S.–Soviet Arms Control

BySteven Weber

chapter 21|32 pages

What Have We Learned About Learning?

ByGeorge W. Breslauer