More than half a decade has passed since Gorbachev launched his "prerestroika" programme to reform the Soviet Union, but the struggle between reformers and conservatives continues to rage while the final outcome, and even the goals of the programme, remains a mystery. Whatever the outcome of this transformation, its impact will reverberate well beyond the borders of the USSR to shape US security and commercial policies into the next century. This edited volume brings together original essays by US-Soviet relations scholars and international business and security experts to explore the many complex and critical issues that the United States must confront in developing its commercial and security policies for the next decade.
Table of Contents
Acknowledgments, Introduction, Contributors, I. Historical Overview, Chapter 1. More than Mammon: The Evolving Influence of National Security and Human Rights Considerations on U.S. Trade Policy toward the Soviet Union, II. Economic Issues, Chapter 2. Perestroika and East-West Comrnercial Relations: New Opportunities, New Concerns, Chapter 3. The New Soviet Foreign Trade Mechanism: East-West Trade Expansion Possibilities under Perestroika, Chapter 4. Issues of Soviet Participation in International Economic Institutions, III. Export Controls and Technology Transfer, Chapter 5. The Decline of Export Security Controls in the 1980s and Several Options for Policy Reform, Chapter 6. The Toshiba-Kongsberg Technology Diversion: A Case Study in East-West Strategic Trade Control, Chapter 7. Applied Science and National Security: Joint U.S.-Soviet Research on Magnetohydrodynamics and Controlled Thennonuclear Synthesis, Index