The Russians Aren't Coming: New Soviet Policy In Latin America

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The Russians Aren't Coming: New Soviet Policy In Latin America

Edited by Wayne S. Smith
Lynne Rienner, 1992
195 pp. $25.00
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These essays, presented at a November 1990 conference, were written when there still was a Soviet Union and when some analysts were still arguing that Mikhail Gorbachev's "new thinking" was a tactical respite and Soviet formulations concerning the end of world revolution but a ruse. Although developments since then have made some of the volume anachronistic and its arguments somewhat moot, the essays remain important in showing that there was never as much of a Soviet presence, influence or "threat" in the Western hemisphere as Washington policymakers said and probably genuinely believed.