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Vietnam and the Soviet Union: Anatomy of an Alliance

Vietnam and the Soviet Union: Anatomy of an Alliance

By Douglas Pike

Westview Press, 1987, 271 pp.

This is the first complete, scholarly history of the Soviet-Vietnamese relationship. Pike concludes that Vietnam has entered into a marriage of convenience with Moscow but will eventually have to make peace with China. China "is simply too large and too near to permit Vietnam the luxury of treating it as a permanent enemy."