Economic Issues in East–South Relations
Robert M. Cutler
In the years following the 1973–1974 oil
embargo, the international trading behavior of the East European members of the
Council for Mutual Economic Assistance (CMEA) diverged more and more from that of
the Soviet Union, especially in trade with the less-developed countries. This
trend reflects not only different political, economic, and legal perspectives on
relations between industrialized societies in the Third World, but also individual
national efforts to gain practical advantage in an increasingly competitive world
market. The present article reviews one American monograph, three Soviet
monographs, and three edited volumes multinationally produced with East European
participation (including one in French) that address these
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Robert M. Cutler, “Economic Issues in East–South
Relations[: Abstract],” Problems of
Communism 33, no. 4 (July–August 1984): 73–80; available at
<http://www.robertcutler.org/ar84poc.htm>, accessed 25 April 2017.
Dr. Robert M. Cutler [ website — email ] was educated at MIT and The University of Michigan, where he earned a Ph.D. in Political Science, and has specialized and consulted in the international affairs of Europe, Russia, and Eurasia since the late 1970s. He has held research and teaching positions at major universities in the United States, Canada, France, Switzerland, and Russia, and contributed to leading policy reviews and academic journals as well as the print and electronic mass media in three languages.
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