The Soviet Union and the Threat from the East, 1933–41

Moscow, Tokyo and the Prelude to the Pacific War

  • Jonathan Haslam

Part of the Studies in Soviet History and Society book series (SSHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-vii
  2. Jonathan Haslam
    Pages 38-53
  3. Jonathan Haslam
    Pages 54-87
  4. Jonathan Haslam
    Pages 163-165
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 166-208

About this book


This is the third in a series of volumes detailing the history of Soviet foreign policy from the Great Depression to the Great Patriotic War. It covers Soviet policy in the Far East from the Japanese rejection of a non-aggression pact in January 1933 to the conclusion of a neutrality pact in April 1941. During the course of that period the Soviet Union moved from being the vulnerable and isolated suitor to a position of negotiation from strength.


communism foreign policy history Policy Russia Soviet Union Union of Soviet Socialist Republics (USSR)

Authors and affiliations

  • Jonathan Haslam
    • 1
  1. 1.King’s CollegeCambridgeUK

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