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Clark, Susan L. 1959-

Works: 20 works in 64 publications in 1 language and 885 library holdings
Roles: Author, Editor, Other
Classifications: DK288, 947.854
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Publications about Susan L Clark
Publications by Susan L Clark
Most widely held works by Susan L Clark
Gorbachev's agenda : changes in Soviet domestic and foreign policy ( Book )
7 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 377 libraries worldwide
The USSR and the western alliance by Robbin F Laird( Book )
9 editions published between 1989 and 1990 in English and held by 196 libraries worldwide
Soviet military power in a changing world ( Book )
4 editions published in 1991 in English and Undetermined and held by 161 libraries worldwide
Soviet dilemmas in Latin America : pragmatism or ideology? by Kenneth Maxwell( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 58 libraries worldwide
Analyzing the Soviet press--spot report no. 1 : the irrelevance today of Sokolovskiy's book Military strategy by James M McConnell( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 13 libraries worldwide
Soviet policy issues ( Book )
4 editions published between 1988 and 1989 in English and held by 10 libraries worldwide
This Document represents an edited compilation of five presentations and commentaries at IDA by Christopher Donnelly, John Hines, Theodore Friedgut, Bernard Reich, Nieves Bregante, Donald Carlisle, Marie Lavigne, Harald Malmgren, Elizabeth Teague, and Peter Hauslohner. Each analyst has examined a key aspect of either Soviet foreign or domestic policy, placing particular emphasis on events since Mikhail Gorbachev has come to power. A more detailed abstract precedes each of the papers within the text arranged in chronological order by the date of presentation. The commentaries are also preceded by an abstract and are arranged in chronological order in the appendix
Soviet perspectives on British security policy : a reader by Susan L Clark( Book )
3 editions published in 1986 in English and held by 7 libraries worldwide
How the Soviets perceive developments in U.S. security policy is a matter of understandable interest to U.S. security analysts and military planners. less well known in American security circles, but also a matter of pertinent interest, are Soviet views about the defense policies, postures, and politics of key U.S. allies. This reader, part of a series of CNA reports concerning the western alliance is an initial step toward filling the gap in the case of one such ally: the United Kingdom. A collection of original translations of recent authoritative essays in a Soviet journals and the Soviet press, the reader provides a rich introduction to Soviet perspectives on the multiple dimensions of British security
The debate about Soviet military doctrine and forces by Kent D Lee( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This paper first describes the principal sources available in the Soviet literature to researchers of security issues. It then identifies seven elements of military affairs that are currently the subject of debate within the Soviet Union. These topics are: Soviet grand strategy; Strategic nuclear policy; Theater conventional policy; The preferred organizational principle for the Soviet military; Reform within the military and factors influencing this reform; Economic considerations in defense policy, especially defense conversion efforts; and The ability of glasnost' to penetrate military affairs. It is clear that the Soviet security debate is designed not merely for Western consumption and for the purposes of influencing the West, but rather is integrally interconnected with the process of reform in the Soviet Union itself
Japan's role in Gorbachev's agenda by Susan L Clark( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
This paper assesses the current state of Soviet-Japanese political and economic relations. The impact of Mikhail Gorbachev's new public diplomacy is a key factor to be considered when estimating the likelihood of improved future relations. The Soviets are most interested in expanding economic ventures with Japan, but the controversy over the Northern Territories is a serious impediment to these interests. Finally, the issue of Soviet-Japanese relations is placed into a broader context by examining the role that China plays, both in its own relations with Japan and in terms of the triangular USSR-Japan-China relationship
The central Asian states : defining security priorities and developing military forces by Susan L Clark( Book )
3 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 6 libraries worldwide
"This paper examines the decisions made by each of the five Central Asian states (Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan) to create their own national military forces since the demise of the Soviet Union. It also suggests some of the possible security threats each of these countries may face in the coming years. Finally, it identifies other countries to whom the Central Asian states are turning to meet their perceived security requirements. Within this context, Russia's role remains extremely important. But to a lesser extent, these states are exploring relationships among themselves and with other countries and international institutions as well."--DTIC
Soviet military thinking and nuclear weapons issues by Susan L Clark( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This paper addresses the Soviet Unions's changing outlook on nuclear weapons and the role they play. To assess these changes, this paper first surveys and analyzes the Soviet open-source literature dedicated to security issues, paying particular attention to the treatment of nuclear weapons issues. The notions of changing military doctrine, strategic parity and stability, sufficiency, arms control, and the use of nuclear weapons are all addressed. The second half of the paper makes a speculative assessment of what today's changes taking place in Eastern Europe and the Soviet Union might mean for future thinking about nuclear weapons issues. Finally, the impact of future Soviet defense spending and the Soviet political leadership are examined as factors that will also influence Soviet security policy
An inside look at Soviet military reform by Aleksandr A Kokorin( Book )
3 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 5 libraries worldwide
This paper examines a range of military-political issues associated with Soviet military reform from the perspective of a Soviet military officer. It begins by identifying the main reasons--both domestic and foreign--for the current military reform effort in the USSR and analyzes the two main reform plans. The paper then identifies the economic factors that must be taken into consideration: the costs of military reform as well as the possible effects that conversion and the transition to a market economy may have on Soviet military reform. The positions of numerous political organizations on various military issues are examined, followed by an overview of interethnic tensions and changing demographics, and their effects on the military (including the creation of national formation). Soviet troop reductions and withdrawal from Eastern Europe and Mongolia present additional problems for consideration, namely from the perspective of the social problems they cause. The sixth chapter addresses legal guarantees for military reform and the idea of social protection for service personnel and their families. Finally, the paper examines the need to change the current conscription system and explains why a mixed system of conscripted forces combined with more volunteers is the best option available. It concludes with a discussion of options for alternative service and presents data from public opinion surveys on this issue
The ethnic factor in the new Soviet Union : the future of the USSR's multinational armed forces by Susan L Clark( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This paper analyzes the effects of increasing inter-ethnic tensions on the Soviet armed forces. While nationalist sentiments have long been a factor in the Soviet Union, Gorbachev's policies of glasnost' and democratization have allowed these tensions to come to the surface. Three factors related to the nationalities issue are addressed in this paper. First, problems with increased incidents of ethnically based hazing (zemlyachestvo) are discussed. The second factor examined is the problem of enforcing the draft in many of the Soviet republics. Third, this paper assesses the major cases of ethnic unrest within the Soviet Union since December 1986 and the military's role in quelling this unrest. Nationalism has been an important factor in spurring the debates in the USSR about an all-volunteer force and the creation of national or territorial formations. In the broader sense, the question for the future will be whether the military (or segments of it) will be willing to act as the glue holding together a disintegrating Soviet Union
Rethinking the role of Soviet military power by Robbin F Laird( Book )
2 editions published in 1991 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This paper examines the changing role of the Soviet military and the military instrument in the Soviet system. It begins by identifying traditional Soviet foreign policy objectives and how they have changed under Gorbachev. In turn, these foreign policy shifts have played a part in redefining the role of the Soviet military. Changes in the General Staff's agenda are then examined, followed by an overview of the implications of the nationalities problem for the Soviet military. As the Soviet system faces a challenging time of change, the military must determine how it will participate in this change. This paper offers several alternative futures for the Soviet Union, with particular attention focused on the resultant alternative roles for Soviet foreign and security policy. This paper also argues that the security debates in the USSR, Eastern Europe, and Western Europe will all affect each other. Within the Soviet Union, the most important debate is the one between the Union and the Republics. The challenges for the West is to develop new approaches to our involvement in these security debates
Demographics and the military balance : NATO in the nineties by Susan L Clark( Book )
3 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 4 libraries worldwide
This paper consists of an assessment of the potential impact of impending demographic constraints on the North Atlantic Treaty Organization's military manpower levels. It also examines what policy measures might be adapted in order to alleviate these future manpower shortages. Finally, it estimates how these demographic constraints might affect Western security interests and East-West relations in the area of conventional arms control
Key Themes in Soviet Published Sources on the Federal Republic of Germany by Susan L Clark( Book )
2 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This paper examines Soviet assessments of the Federal Republic of Germany's (FRG) security policy during the Gorbachev period. In this context, the main issues discussed in the Soviet open-source literature are: nuclear weapons; West German defense cooperation with France; the FRG's role in NATO; Soviet-West German relations; the German question and revanchism; and arms control. Soviet assessments of the FRG have clearly become more positive in the past two years. In short, the Gorbachev leadership recognizes the fundamentally important role the FRG plays in the West and between East and West
Russian/CIS space capabilities : issues and opportunities by Hamilton Hagar( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
The current and evolving space capabilities of the former Soviet Union are described, including the impact of political and institutional changes that have occurred since the breakup of the USSR. The implications of these changes for the U.S. space program are discussed, and issues and opportunities for cooperative relationships, both commercial and governmental, are identified. Despite the traumatic breakup, and the fecklessness of the Commonwealth Independent States, the former Soviet space program maintains a notable degree of vitality. However, coherent political and economic policies have not jelled fully, and depending upon the evolution of such policies in Russia and the rest of the Commonwealth, this vitality could degrade substantially. Desperate for hard currency to aid economic stability, Russia and some of the other States are mounting strong international efforts to sell the convertible wealth of their space technology. Despite certain pitfalls and threats to the U.S. space industry, actions are being taken to forge long-term commercial ventures in space technology between Russia and the U.S. At the same time, short comings in national space policy tend to hamper such opportunities. To facilitate collaboration, not only with the Russians but with the world space community at large, a timely, comprehensive national space policy, as well as a more definitive NASA strategic plan would enhance the capabilities and international competitive stance of the U.S. space industry
Resources and constraints affecting U.S. Army activities in Latin America by Susan L Clark( Book )
3 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 2 libraries worldwide
This paper examines two factors of paramount concern to the U.S. Army's ability to conduct civil-military support activities in Latin America: available resources and potential constraints. In conjunction with other IDA work on Latin America about the challenges facing the region and the kinds of activities the U.S. Army has pursued there, this paper describes the type of U.S. Army forces that have historically been used in these efforts, and the implications of personnel and budgetary reductions. In addition, it assesses constraints that can affect U.S. Army activities such as the role of U.S. and Latin American public opinion, the effects of activities by the U.S. Congress, and the challenge of interagency cooperation
The U.S. Army in a civil-military support role in Latin America by Susan L Clark( Book )
2 editions published in 1992 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper examines U.S. security-related efforts in the Latin American region, with particular emphasis on the U.S. Army's role. It outlines those challenges the Latin American countries will be facing in the coming years where their militaries may have a role to play. The paper also provides an overview of specific security assistance programs and U.S. Army programs that provide opportunities for military-to-military contacts. Using these assessments, it then evaluates past and future civil-military support roles of the U.S. Army in Latin America, focusing particular attention on civic action and counterdrug activities, and the advantages and disadvantages of participating in these operations
The new Slavic states : alternative futures for Ukraine and Belarus by Susan L Clark( Book )
2 editions published in 1993 in English and held by 1 library worldwide
This paper analyzes developments in Ukraine and Belarus and important external influences which can affect the future orientation of these two states. It offers two alternative futures for both Ukraine and Belarus and projects their possible economic, foreign policy, and military-security implications. It is clear that the Russian Federation's own development is one of the most important factors in determining how Ukraine and Belarus may orient themselves. Ukraine is caught between an unstable Russian Federation and a group of non- democratic states to the south, while striving to be incorporated into the Western community. It is therefore located at a critical juncture in the new Europe. Belarus will also influence (although less than Ukraine) the success or failure of reform in the former Soviet Union and stability in the new Central Europe
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