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  • Lecture posted August 8, 1994 by Jeffrey B. The Retreat from Reform in Russia

    (Archived document, may contain errors) The Retreat from Reform in Russia By Jeffrey B. Gayner What we have witness ed in Russia, particularly during the past six months, has been the gradual erosion of the political and economic reforms that characterized the Russia that arose with the demise of the Soviet Union. If current trends continue, the question…

  • Lecture posted August 17, 1992 by Jeffrey B. Key Issues in U.S. -Post Soviet Relations

    (Archived document, may contain errors) Key Issues in U.S.-Post Soviet Relations By Jeffrey& Gayner The visit to washington by President Boris Yeltsin of the Russian Republic in June 1992, repre- sented an historic transformation in the character of the relations b etween the United States and what formerly had been the Soviet Union. With the…

  • Executive Memorandum posted November 13, 1986 by Jeffrey B. Escaping the Soviet Radio Trap

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 11/13/86 139. ESCAPING THE SOVIET RADIO TRAP One of the more bizarre episodes of the Reykjavik summit was the involvement in international negotiations of U.S. Information Agency Director Charles Z. Wick. Holding an unscheduled meeting with Aleksandr Yakovlev, Soviet director of propaganda,…

  • Backgrounder posted July 25, 1986 by Jeffrey B. The Choice for U.S. Policy in South Africa: Reform or Vengeance

    (Archived document, may contain errors) I 527 July 25, 1986 THE CHOICE FOR US. POLICY IN SOUTH AFRICA REFORM OR VENGEANCE INTRODUCTION Ronald Reagan this week outlined in.detai1 the objectives of his policy towards S outh Africa. His speech challenged many of the prevailing assumptions concerning South Africa that increasingly have dominated discussion…

  • Executive Memorandum posted December 28, 1984 by Jeffrey B. Why the U.S. Does Not Need a "Peace Institute"

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 12/28/84 71 THE U.S. DOES NOT NEED A A s the Reagan Administration and the Congress take a harder look at the federal budget for possible cuts, they should pay particular att en- tion to marginal new programs, destined only to grow in size and irrele- vance-in the years ahead. A prime candidate forpruning from…

  • Backgrounder posted February 3, 1983 by Jeffrey B. "The U.S., China and the Security of Taiwan"

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 245 February 3 1983 THE U.S CHINA AND THE SECURITY OF TAIWAN INTRODUCTION During the first two years of the Reagan Administration constructing a coherent China policy has posed a vexing problem. The United States regrettably has allowed demands by the People's Republic of China (PRC) concerning Taiwan to dominate…

  • Executive Memorandum posted August 27, 1982 by Jeffrey B. Standing Firm on the Pipeline - At Last

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 8/27/82 4 STANDING FIRM ON THE PIPELINE--AT LAST The decision by the French government to order Dresser Industries' French subsidiary to proceed with the shipment and production of compressors for the Yamal p eline has renewed strains in U '.S.-European relations. On t@pis issue the U.S. has…

  • Backgrounder posted December 20, 1978 by Jeffrey B. The China Decision and the Future of Taiwan

    (Archived document, may contain errors) December 20, 1978 THE CHINA DECISION c AND THE FUTURE OF TAIWAN SUMMARY The decision by President Carter on December 15th.to norma lize relations with the People's Republic of China has precipi tated enormous controversy despite the expectation of such an action since the signing of the Shanghai Communique by President Nixon…

  • Backgrounder posted August 31, 1978 by Jeffrey B. Namibia: South Africa, SWAPO, and the Settlement

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 64 October 20, 1 978 Revised from August 31, 1978 NAMIBIA: SOUTH AFRICA, SWAPO AND THE SETTLEMENT SUMMARY The apparent settlement of the conflict in South-West Africa now called Namibia, rapidly unravelled in September and early October as the United Nations attempted to substantially alter the initial Western an for…

  • Backgrounder posted December 2, 1977 by Jeffrey B. The Deterioration of U.S. -Latin American Relations

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 45 March 28, 1978 Revised From December 2, 1977 THE DETERIORATION OF U. S LATIN AMERICAN. RELATIONS INTRODUCTION President Carter has hailed the new Panama Canal treaties as "the foundation for a new cooperative era in our relations with all o f Latin America However, such a narrow perspective of the nature of U.S.-Latin…

  • Backgrounder posted October 24, 1977 by Jeffrey B. Panama: Terms of the Treaty

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 40 October 24, 1977 PANAMA TERMS OF THE TREATIES SUMMARY The visit to Washington on October 14, 1977, by General Torrijos of Panama underscored the severe pr oblems that have arisen in the series of hearings held on the Panama Canal treaties Through the issuance of a new joint statement of clarifica.tion of some of…

  • Backgrounder posted September 20, 1977 by Jeffrey B. Limiting Arms Sales and the Iranian AWACS Proposal

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 36 September 20, 1977 LIMITING ARMS SALES AND THE IRANIAN A WACS PROPOSAL INTRODUCTION The proposed sale of AWACS* to Iran has focused attention on the new policy of President Carter's limiting the sales of sale destroys the .credibility of the President's entire policy others contend that it simply acknowledges…

  • Backgrounder posted August 31, 1977 by Jeffrey B. Human Rights and Foreign Policy

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 32 August 16, 1977 HUMAN' RIGHTS and FOREIGN POLICY Summary With the advent of the Administration of President' Carter, human rights has now assumed a far more prominent role in the formula tion and implementation of American foreign policy, In his address before the United Nations, President Carter contended All the…

  • Backgrounder posted July 2, 1977 by Jeffrey B. U.S. Diplomacy and the Two Chinas

    (Archived document, may contain errors) July 1, 1977 AMERICAN DIPLOMACY AND THE TWO CHINAS SUMMARY The relationship between the United States and the two Chinese governments in Peking and Taipei has constituted.one of the most complex problems of American diplomacy since the,: oseof World War 11 ests of the United States has naturally arisen under the new Carter…

  • Backgrounder posted June 15, 1977 by Jeffrey B. Withdrawal of U.S. Ground Forces from Korea

    (Archived document, may contain errors) 16 June 15, 1977 WITHDRAWAL OF U. S: GROUND FORCES FROM SOUTH -KOREA Summary The proposal by President Carter to remove approximately 32,000 ground troops from the Republic of Korea over the next five years has rapidly generated enor mous public discussion with the recall of General Singlaub. Unfortunately, too much of…