Soviet Military Assistance: An Empirical Perspective


The second of a series, this study analyzes the historical relationships between the provision of military assistance and success in achieving Soviet aims during the Cold War. Seventeen case studies of Soviet donor-recipient relationships refine several generalities or regularities of classical wartime military assistance to explain the achievement of Cold War donor aims. Findings challenge the orthodox assumption of the separations between politics, history, military science, and economics, and refute the common belief that economic aid is a more effective policy instrument than military assistance.

Additional information

Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Westport, CT
Publication year:
  • 2001


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