The ISCIP Analyst
Behind the Breaking News
The Soviet Empire & The Challenge of National and Democratic MovementsUri Ra'anan, ed.
Lexington Books, 1990
This timely volume explores the revolution that is sweeping Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union and that has the potential to transform the global balance. Bringing together renowned experts on the emergent national and democratic movements and on the countries affected, The Soviet Empire examines the causes and the consequences of recent dramatic events -- from the massacre in Tiananmen Square to the demolition of the Berlin Wall.
Distinguished contributors provide unique insight both into ethnic resurgence and the democratic aspirations that have acted as catalysts for this revolution. They examine the gamut of challenges that the democratic and national movements pose to Gorbachev and the USSR, as well as to the governing strata throughout Eastern Europe and China. As world attention continues to be riveted on the Soviet Union and the communist world, this volume addresses such crucial issues as:
Hitherto unavailable data and fresh analyses shed new light on current
conflicts and make this book essential reading for specialists, the general
public, and students seeking to understand the forces transforming much
of the communist world.
Table of Contents
Part I The Soviet Riposte to Challenges Posed by
Part II Challenges Posed by National Movements in
Part III National and Democratic Challenges to Other