Examining the long and turbulent relationship between Vietnam and the Soviet Union, Douglas Pike traces its political, economic, and diplomatic history from the Bolshevik Revolution to today's deep and intricate alliance. He not only explores this extraordinary relationship but also outlines its great geopolitical significance for the entire region
Table of Contents
Preface -- Apocryphal Story -- Introduction -- The Formative Years -- The Stalin Years -- The Khrushchev Years -- Zigzag -- Hanoi and Moscow at War -- Soviet-Vietnamese Economic Relations -- The Subliminal Dimension -- Post-Vietnam War Relations -- The Evolving Relationship
Douglas Pike is director of the Indochina Studies Project at the University of California, Berkeley. As a U.S. foreign service officer, he was posted in Saigon, Hong Kong, Tokyo, Taipei, and Washington. He is the author of five books on Vietnam, the latest of which is PAVN: People's Army of Vietnam.