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Opening Up The Soviet Economy

Opening Up The Soviet Economy

By Jerry F. Hough

Brookings, 1988, 100 pp.

The prospect of serious reform in the Soviet economy greatly complicates the choices the United States must make about trade, technology transfer, joint ventures, human rights and relations with allies. Professor Hough of Duke University shows why and makes the case for relaxing American policy. Unlike others, he does not think Gorbachev would make concessions on arms control or foreign policy solely to get better economic treatment. The gains for both countries would come through long-run changes in the U.S.S.R. and a reduction of the anti-Western and protectionist forces there.