Soviet Economic Aid: the New Aid and Trade Policy in Underdeveloped Countries

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Soviet Economic Aid: the New Aid and Trade Policy in Underdeveloped Countries

By Joseph S. Berliner
Praeger (for the Council on Foreign Relations), 1958
232 pp. $4.25
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Coolly and carefully, Professor Berliner examines a subject that has given rise to some excited prose. He shows what the Soviet bloc is doing in its aid and trade agreements with underdeveloped countries and makes the statistics meaningful by comparing them with the free world's aid and trade, with the underdeveloped countries' growth and plans and, perhaps most important of all, with Soviet production and capacity. The author, who is a specialist in the Soviet economy, puts together evidence from Communist and other sources to explain some of the features of the program and to interpret its rationale. He writes suggestively about Soviet aims, capabilities and risks, and looks cautiously into the future.

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