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Perceptions of Soviet Power and Influence

  • Helmut Sonnenfeldt
Part of the RUSI Defence Studies book series (RUSIDS)

Abstract

Concepts like power and influence, however precisely they might be defined, have many intangible elements. I hope therefore you will be tolerant of my imprecisions and impressionistic judgments. Moreover, the notion of perceptions has become a fashionable way to describe any problem or inconsistency — one simply says: ‘that’s my perception and somebody else may have a different perception’. Nothing is what it really is; it is only a perception. Thus that part of my topic, too, lends itself to a certain amount of vagueness.

Keywords

Military Power Soviet Leader Harmonious World Soviet Policy Soviet Power 
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Copyright information

© RUSI 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Helmut Sonnenfeldt
    • 1
  1. 1.The Brookings InstitutionUSA

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