Studies in Russia and East Europe

The Soviet Attitude to Political and Social Change in Central America, 1979–90

Case-Studies on Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala

Authors: Paszyn, D.

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The study analyses Soviet policy towards Nicaragua during the rule of the Sandinista National Liberation Front (FSLN) and towards the guerrillas fighting for political and social change in El Salvador and Guatemala. It covers the period from the Sandinista victory in July 1979 until the loss of power in February 1990. This work aims to counter the tendency found in the western literature which over-emphasizes the ideological and strategic factors motivating Soviet policy towards Nicaragua and Central America as a whole.

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DANUTA PASZYN is a researcher. She holds an M.Sc. in geography and a M.Phil. in international relations.

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'The Soviet role in Central America was one of the most controversial aspects of international relations in the 1980s. Seen by Washington as the spearhead of a move onto the mainland of Latin America, and by local radicals as a potential source of military and economic support, the Soviet Union was in reality more pragmatic and cautious than either realised. Basing herself on a wide range of Russian and Western materials, and with the clarity of hindsight, Danuta Paszyn has made an original and valuable contribution to our understanding of this closing phase of the Cold War.' - Professor F. Halliday, London School of Economics and Political Science

'...provides useful background to the changing Soviet policies and attitudes towards radical social change in Central America...' - International History Review

'...this study provides an interesting examination of the Soviet role vis-à-vis the Nicaraguan revolution, which challenges the basic rationale that sustained the US government's counterrevolutionary involvement in Central America. I would recommend this book for courses on US-Latin American relations and the politics of revolution in Latin America.' - Ariel C. Armony, Colby College, Latin American Studies


Table of contents (8 chapters)

Table of contents (8 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-7

    Paszyn, Danuta

  • Soviet Interests and Communist Tactics in Central America prior to the Sandinista Victory of 1979

    Pages 8-26

    Paszyn, Danuta

  • The Soviet Reaction to the Opportunities Created by the Nicaraguan Revolution

    Pages 27-38

    Paszyn, Danuta

  • The Extent of Soviet Military and Economic Assistance to the Sandinista Leftist Regime prior to Gorbachev Assuming Office

    Pages 39-55

    Paszyn, Danuta

  • The Impact of Gorbachev’s Policy of Perestroika and ‘New Thinking’ on Soviet–Nicaraguan Relations

    Pages 56-87

    Paszyn, Danuta

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Soviet Attitude to Political and Social Change in Central America, 1979–90
Book Subtitle
Case-Studies on Nicaragua, El Salvador and Guatemala
Authors
Series Title
Studies in Russia and East Europe
Copyright
2000
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Copyright Holder
Danuta Paszyn
eBook ISBN
978-0-230-28900-0
DOI
10.1057/9780230289000
Softcover ISBN
978-1-349-41488-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 161
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