Because of the recent transition in the Soviet Union's leadership, scholars worldwide have found it necessary to reevaluate Soviet domestic and foreign policy. In this volume, prominent Japanese, U.S., and European experts examine changes within the USSR as well as Soviet reactions to changes in the rest of the world. They assess the immediate implications of change for such areas as technology, energy policy, and economic reform and deliver commentaries on current policy directions and historical backgrounds of Soviet policies. To commemorate its silver jubilee and to add the valuable perspective of Japanese Soviet-studies scholars to Western analyses, the Japan Institute of International Affairs held the symposium on which this volume is based.

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Edited ByKinya Niiseki, Seweryn Bialer, James Eberle, Marshall I. Goldman, Tsuyoshi Hasegawa, Kenichi Ito, Young C. Kim, Hiroshi Kimura, Kazuyuki Kinbara, Peter Knirsch, Boris Meissner, Tsuneaki Sato, Donald S. Zagoria

chapter 1|14 pages

The Soviet Union in a Changing World

BySeweryn Bialer

chapter 2|11 pages

East-West Relations: A European Perspective

ByJames Eberle

chapter 3|19 pages

"Gorbachevism"—Simply Old Wine in a New Bottle?

ByHiroshi Kimura

chapter 4|24 pages

Implications of Leadership and Social Change for Soviet Policies

ByBoris Meissner

chapter 8|17 pages

Continuity in the Pattern of Russo-Soviet External Behavior

ByKenichi Ito

chapter 9|20 pages

The Military Factor in Soviet Foreign Policy

ByTsuyoshi Hasegawa

chapter 10|26 pages

The U.S.-Soviet Rivalry in East Asia

ByDonald S. Zagoria

chapter 11|7 pages

Soviet Policies Toward Korea

ByYoung C. Kim

chapter 12|16 pages

Japan and the Development of Siberia

ByKazuyuki Kinbara