This book is concerned with the predicaments of Soviet power in east Asia. It attempts to study Soviet policy not through bilateral relations, but by analysing key issues in the Soviet perspective. The book also attempts to make sense of Soviet–Korean relations.

chapter 1|5 pages


ByGerald Segal

chapter 2|10 pages

Soviet Attitudes towards East Asia

ByMalcolm Mackintosh

chapter 3|15 pages

The Soviet Union and China

ByChristina Holmes

chapter 4|19 pages

The Soviet Union and the United States

ByJ. David Armstrong

chapter 5|20 pages

The Soviet Union and Japan

ByWolf Mendl

chapter 6|18 pages

The Soviet Union and Korea

ByGerald Segal

chapter 7|14 pages

The Military Dimension of Soviet Policy

ByLawrence Freedman

chapter 8|27 pages

The Economic Dimension of Soviet Policy

ByKazuyuki Kinbara

chapter 9|18 pages

Soviet Policy in East Asia: The Certainty of Uncertainty

ByGerald Segal