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dc.contributor.authorWinterford, David
dc.dateMarch 1989
dc.date.accessioned2014-07-17T19:55:55Z
dc.date.available2014-07-17T19:55:55Z
dc.date.issued1989-03
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10945/42460
dc.descriptionApproved for public release, distribution unlimiteden_US
dc.descriptionThis report was prepared in conjunction with research conducted under the Naval Postgraduate School Research Council.en_US
dc.description.abstractThis report analyzes the intensifying challenges that Sino-Soviet detente poses for American interests and policies in the Asia-Pacific. It addresses and evaluates Soviet President Gorbachev's successful efforts at making China the centerpiece of his Asian strategy. Although both Beijing and Moscow disingenuously argue that Sino-Soviet detente will not affect their relations with the U.S. this report indicates that substantial harm has already occurred to U.S. interests in Asia as a result of Soviet and Chinese rapprochement. The report examines the widening and deepening range of Sino- Soviet political and economic ties, and states that prospective cooperative military exchanges between the two Asian communist states must now be considered likely. This assessment of Sino-Soviet detente given in this report indicates that the balance of power may be shifting in Asia in ways unfavorable to the U. S. Finally, the report calls for a recognition by U.S. decision-makers that the apparent anti-Soviet coalition forged by the U.S. in Asia, consisting of the U. S., Japan, and China, has now been broken. Not only is this part of the shift in the balance of power, but Sino-Soviet detente provides the Soviet Union with a freedom it has not yet enjoyed for decades to conduct its Asia-Pacific policy.en_US
dc.format.extent40 p.en_US
dc.language.isoen_US
dc.publisherMonterey, California. Naval Postgraduate Schoolen_US
dc.rightsThis publication is a work of the U.S. Government as defined in Title 17, United States Code, Section 101. As such, it is in the public domain, and under the provisions of Title 17, United States Code, Section 105, may not be copyrighted.en_US
dc.subject.lcshCHINAen_US
dc.subject.lcshDETENTEen_US
dc.subject.lcshUSSRen_US
dc.titleSino-Soviet detente: new challenge to American interests in Asiaen_US
dc.typeReporten_US
dc.contributor.corporateNaval Postgraduate School (U.S.). Dept. of National Security Affairs
dc.subject.authorAsia-National Securityen_US
dc.subject.authorU.S. -Mil Relations Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authorUnited States-Foreign Policy Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authorPacific-Strategic Aspectsen_US
dc.subject.authorSoviet Union-Foreign Policy Asiaen_US
dc.subject.authorChina Foreign Policyen_US
dc.identifier.npsreportNPS-56-89-005


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