The Brezhnev Politburo and the decline of detente by Harry Gelman

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  • Soviet Union,
  • United States


  • Brezhnev, Leonid Ilʹich, 1906-,
  • T͡S︡K KPSS. Politbi͡u︡ro.,
  • Detente.,
  • Soviet Union -- Politics and government -- 1953-1985.,
  • Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.,
  • United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.

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StatementHarry Gelman.
LC ClassificationsDK274 .G37 1984
The Physical Object
Pagination268 p. ;
Number of Pages268
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL3186372M
ISBN 100801415446, 0801492807
LC Control Number83045963

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For many years Harry Gelman was a senior analyst of Soviet affairs in the CIA. His review of Soviet foreign policy in the Brezhnev era deserves careful attention because of that background and his obvious skills in the interpretation of the available evidence. The account of the continuing contention for power among the leaders is naturally of interest, but more important is the theme of the.

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Harry Gelman, The Brezhnev Politbüro andthe Decline of'Detente (Ithaca: Cornell University Press, ), pp. John Lowenhardt, The Soviet Politbüro (New York: St. Martin's Press, ), pp. Surely, the chances are good that the year will mark a watershed in Soviet politics.

Brezhnev's detente policy was further set back by the establishment of martial law in Poland in December With the intervention in Afghanistan began a hardening of attitudes in the West, including an American boycott of the Moscow Olympics in and the imposition of trade restrictions by the United States and other Western countries.

For a good general overview of Soviet foreign policy, see Caroline Kennedy-Pipe, Russia and the World, – (London: Arnold, ). On the rise and fall of détente, see Raymond L. Garthoff, Détente and Confrontation: Soviet—American Relations From Nixon to Reagan (revised edn, Washington, DC: Brookings Institution, ); Mike Bowker and Phil Williams, Superpower Détente: The Brezhnev Politburo and the decline of detente book.

Brezhnev's conservative, pragmatic approach to leadership significantly stabilized the position of the Soviet Union and its ruling party. Whereas Khrushchev regularly enacted policies without consulting the rest of the Politburo, Brezhnev was careful to minimize dissent among the Party membership by reaching decisions through consensus.

The Brezhnev Politburo and The Decline oj Detente. a timely publication. Gelman's book is a,study of the rise and fall of detente from a Soviet perspective. Other scholars, most notably Richard Pipes, have also analyzed detente from Soviet perspective but have concen­ trated primarily on its geo-political and 'ideological dimensions.

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Castro's Appeal," Ma [with letter. Brezhnev’s decline has left the outside world less and less certain about the distribution of power in the Kremlin, and this in turn has been reflected in the way Soviet policy is analyzed and talked about. During the early Seventies, the years of détente, there was a broad consensus that détente was, on the Soviet side, Brezhnev’s own.

For an argument attributing “offensive detente” to domestic and party politics in the Kremlin, see Gelman, The Brezhnev Politburo and the Decline of Detente.

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Détente (French pronunciation: French: "relaxation") is the easing of strained relations, especially political, by verbal communication.

The term, in diplomacy, originates from around when France and Germany tried unsuccessfully to reduce tensions. Most often, the term is used for a phase of the Cold was the policy of relaxing tensions between the Soviet Union and the West, as. Brezhnev led other members of the ruling Politburo in the lineup atop the Lenin mausoleum, remaining for two hours in subfreezing temperatures as.

The Brezhnev Doctrine, like his concept of detente, is on the books but in practice has had to be modified. The Kremlin clearly stood to gain from the Communist victories in Indochina.

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Detente Documents: SALT and Bilateral Relations: p. Jimmy Carter's letter to Leonid Brezhnev, 15 February p. Communist Party Politburo instructions for Ambassador Dobrynin, 18 February p. Leonid Brezhnev's letter to Jimmy Carter, 26 February p. Carter's conversation with Andrei Gromyko, 27 May p.

Emulating the Stalinist cult of personality,Leonid Brezhnev instituted a policy of calculated oppression. Rather than sending all dissidents to the Gulag (which still existed), the KGB of Leonid Brezhnev more often fired them from their jobs and expelled them from.

Footnotes 1. Richard Nixon, The Real War (New York: Warner Books, ), 5. Henry A. Kissinger, “The Fall of Saigon, a Death of Consensus,” Los Angeles Times, Apsec.

4, p. See, for example, the articles in “The War that Won't Go Away,” Newsweek, Ap,32– 4. Opinion among leadership strata, however, is much more divided than before the Vietnam War.

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