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The USSR and Africa: Foreign Policy Under Khrushchev
The USSR and Africa: Foreign Policy Under Khrushchev
By Dan C. Heldman
Praeger, 1981, 187 pp.

In this study, the reader is led through a tortuous theoretical maze to an unsurprising conclusion: that Soviet policy toward Africa in the 1955-65 period was driven by both ideology and pragmatism. Beneath the jargon, however, the patient scholar will find an abundance of historical detail assembled from a wide range of Soviet publications.