SOVIET ARMS TRANSFERS TO THE THIRD WORLD: HISTORY AND AIMS

Authors
  1. Armstrong, G.P.
Corporate Authors
Operational Research and Analysis Establishment, Ottawa ONT (CAN) Directorate of Mathematics and Statistics
Abstract
The paper addresses the long-term aims of Soviet arms supplies and military assistance to "Third World" countries. Tracing the history of such activities from the 1920s, it follows the turns of Soviet policy with its successes and failures. It argues that military supplies, when used as an entering wedge for other sources of infiltration, have been an effective tactic in the USSR's ambitions to control countries. It argues that, with the failure of the optimistic Khrushchev policy in Egypt, the cash motive in Soviet arms supplies tends to predominate over the influence motive today.
Report Number
ORAE-DSA-STAFF-NOTE-86/4 — Staff Note
Date of publication
15 Jun 1986
Number of Pages
64
DSTKIM No
86-03260
CANDIS No
97952
Format(s):
Hardcopy;Originator's fiche received by DSIS

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