The Decline of the Soviet Union and the Transformation of the Middle East

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velopment can be found primarily in Soviet foreign policy concerns as Gorbachev, in an effort to improve relations with both the United States and with Israel, allowed Soviet Jews to leave the U.S.S.R. in record numbers.


Notes
1.
See Robert O. Freedman, "Soviet Jewry and Soviet-American Relations," in Robert O. Freedman, ed., Soviet Jewry in the Decisive Decade 1971-1980 ( Durham: Duke University Press, 1984), pp. 38-67.
2.
See Lauri Salitan, "Peace and Nationality: The Soviet Jews," in Seweryn Bialer, ed., Politics, Society and Nationality Inside Gorbacbev's Russia ( Boulder: Westview Press, 1989), pp. 175-176; and Robert T. Brym, "Soviet-Jewish Emigration: A Statistical Test of Two Theories," Soviet Jewish Affairs, vol. 18 no. 3 ( Winter 1988), and Robert T. Brym and John L. Scherer, "Emigration Policy: Internal Determinants," Soviet Jewish Affairs, vol. 115 no. 2. ( May 1985), pp. 37-44.
3.
Robert T. Brym, "Soviet-Jewish Emigration: A Statistical Test of Two Theories," Soviet Jewish Affairs, vol. 18, no. 3 ( Winter 1988), p. 22 (emphasis added).
4.
Lauri Salitan, "Peace and Nationality: The Soviet Jews," in Serwyn Bialer, ed., Politics, Society and Nationality Inside Gorbacbev's Russia ( Boulder: Westview Press, 1989), p. 186.
5.
For a very thoughtful analysis of how Gorbachev's early approach to East-West relations compared to that of his predecessors, see Paul Marantz, From Lenin to Gorbacbev: Changing Soviet Perspectives on East-West Relations ( Ottawa: Canadian Institute for International Peace and Security, 1988).
6.
Another major signal to the intellegensia was the publication of the long suppressed book Life and Fate by Vassili Grossman.
7.
See Robbin E Laird, ed., Soviet Foreign Policy ( New York: Academy of Political Science, 1987).
8.
The most important source of information on the "new thinking" is Gorbachev own book, Perestroika: New Thinking for Our Country and the World ( New York: Harper & Row, 1987), especially chapters 3 and 5. See also G. A. Trofimenko , "Novye Real'nosti i Novoe Myshlenie" (New Realities and New Thinking), SShA, no. 7., 1987, pp. 3-15; Yevgeni Aleksandrov, "New Political Thinking: Genesis, Factors, Prospects," International Affairs, no. 12, 1987, pp. 87-95; Rodimir Bogdanov , "From the Balance of Forces to a Balance of Interests," International Affairs, no. 4, 1988, pp. 81-87; Aleksander Kislov, "Novoe Politicheskoe Myshlenie i Regional'nye Konflikty" (New Political Thinking and Regional Conflicts), Mirovaya Ekonomika i Mezhdunarodnye Otnosheniia (MEIMO), no. 8, 1988, pp. 39-47; Alexei Izyumov and Andrei Kortinov, "The Soviet Union in the Changing World," International Affairs, no. 8, 1988, pp. 46-56; E. Primakov, V. Martnynov, G. Duligenskii , "Nekotorye Problemy Novogo Myshleniia" (Some Problems of the New Thinking), MEIMO no. 6, 1989, pp. 5-118; and Walter Laqueur, "Glasnost Abroad: New Thinking in Foreign Policy," Washington Quarterly, vol. 11 no. 4 ( Autumn 1988), pp. 75-93.
9.
For a discussion of this incident see Robert O. Freedman, Soviet Policy Toward Israel under Gorbacbev ( New York: Praeger, 1991), pp. 31-39. Emigration figures

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