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Soviet Relations With Latin America, 1959 1987 Nicola Miller

Soviet Relations With Latin America, 1959 1987

Nicola Miller

Published September 14th 1989
ISBN : 9780521351935
Hardcover
264 pages
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This book was first published in 1989. The Soviet presence and purposes in Latin America are a matter of great controversy, yet no serious study was hitherto combined with a regional perspective (concentrating on the nature and regional impact ofMoreThis book was first published in 1989. The Soviet presence and purposes in Latin America are a matter of great controversy, yet no serious study was hitherto combined with a regional perspective (concentrating on the nature and regional impact of Soviet activity on the ground) and diplomatic analysis, examining the strategic and ideological factors that influence Soviet foreign policy. Nicola Millers lucid and accessible survey of Soviet-Latin American relations over the past quarter-century demonstrates clearly that existing, heavily geo-political accounts distort the real nature of Soviet activity in the area, closely constrained by local political, social and geographical factors. In a broadly chronological series of case-studies Dr Miller argues that, American counter-influence apart, enormous physical and communicational barriers obstruct Soviet-Latin American relations and that the lack of economic complementarity imposes a natural obstacle to trading growth: even Cuba, often cited as proof of Soviet designs upon the area, is only an apparent exception.