GORBACHEV'S FOREIGN POLICY. A SUMMARY AND ANALYSIS OF THE CENTRAL COMMITTEE POLITICAL REPORT TO THE XXVII CONGRESS OF THE CPSU

Authors
  1. Armstrong, G.P.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The speech delivered by Mikhail Gorbachev to the XXVII Congress of the CPSU is analysed for foreign policy implications. His explication of the Marxist-Leninist basis of foreign policy shows that no fundamental change in Soviet policy can be expected. "Capitalism" and "imperialism" are still considered to be the only threat to world peace and the source of all the world's problems and evils. Most of the specific foreign policy proposals are old but there is some evidence of a serious desire for arms reduction agreements. Of especial interest is a call for a "common front" of communists and social democrats around the issue of "peace". But "peace" retains its Marxist-Leninist definition - the threat to peace comes only from "imperialism.
Report Number
ORAE-DSA-STAFF-NOTE-86/05 — Staff Note
Date of publication
15 Jun 1986
Number of Pages
59
DSTKIM No
86-02927
CANDIS No
97623
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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