ISSN (Print) - 0012-9976 | ISSN (Online) - 2349-8846

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US-USSR Relationship The Long View

Achin Vanaik Formulations of conventional international relations theory like 'political realism' do not analyse bloc and superpower rivalry in a manner that places adequate emphasis on the systemic characteristics of such rivalry. Thus US-USSR relations have been treated as essentially a 'great power' rivalry and the bloc conflict as one between two alliance structures associated with a bi-polar model of power equations on the world scale.

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