Soviet Policy Towards Japan: An Analysis of Trends in the 1970s and 1980s

Soviet Policy Towards Japan: An Analysis of Trends in the 1970s and 1980s

by Myles L. C. Robertson

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Overview

This study of the development of Soviet policy towards Japan during the 1970s and 1980s inaugurated the major series Cambridge Studies in International Relations. Dr Robertson provides a comprehensive analysis of a vital but often neglected contemporary relationship, and suggests that portrayals of basic Soviet-Japanese antipathy may be overplayed, largely as a result of excessive concentration upon a few specific past episodes. The work is divided into four parts, dealing in turn with ideological issues, economic and trading relations, the military and strategic situation, and finally the global political significance of the relationship, as reflected by Soviet perceptions of Chinese-Japanese and American-Japanese relations. In conclusion Dr Robertson assesses whether a distinct Soviet 'policy' towards Japan can be discerned, and examines the position at the end of the 1980s. A short appendix covers the troubled question of fishing and the effects of Japanese exclusion from Soviet fishing grounds.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780521125932
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/14/2010
Series: Cambridge Studies in International Relations , #1
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

List of tables; Preface; Acknowledgements; Note on translation and transliteration; Introduction; 1. Soviet ideology and Japan; 2. Soviet-Japanese economic relations; 3. The Soviet military and Japan; 4. Soviet policy and Japan; Conclusions; Appendices; Notes; Select bibliography; Index.

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