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Soviet Policy and Practice Toward Third World Conflicts
Soviet Policy and Practice Toward Third World Conflicts
By Stephen T. Hosmer and Thomas W. Wolfe
Lexington Books (for RAND), 1983, 318 pp
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Two RAND scholars survey the entire course of Soviet involvement in the Third World: historically, by region, and by aims and methods, topping off with some proposals for American response. Perhaps they attempt too much (complex episodes are reduced to a few sentences), but it cannot be said that their analysis is not objective or that their background documentation is inadequate-116 pages of footnotes and bibliography.