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Master of Science (MS)


Economics and Finance


Leonard J. Arrington


The Cold War goes on! And the use of military strength by the United States as a backdrop to other forms of persuation--political, ideological, diplomatic, and economic--continues. The use of a military backdrop as an instrument of national policy will probably continue indefinitely because it is unlikely that the Soviet Union or Communist China will change their objectives of expansionism; it is too much an integral part of their ideology. The easing of tensions between the United States and the Soviet Union since the Cuban crisis in 1962 is perhaps an indication of a change in tactics and diplomacy, but it would be naive to believe that the objective of a communist-dominated world has been forgotten. Further, the dispute between Communist China and the Soviet Union is not over the objective, but over the means of its achievement, and over who will control the world-wide Communist movement.

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