Soviet Military Power and Global Influence

  • Paul Dibb
Part of the Studies in International Security book series (SIS)


Chapter 5 showed how the USSR has developed impressive nuclear and conventional military capabilities to support its war aims against what it perceives as a range of credible military contingencies. There is more, of course, to Soviet military power than the development of a military machine for ultimate use in war. Military power is used for projecting influence overseas, for underpinning the Soviet Union’s Superpower status, and for bringing about through the use of force — or the threat of its use — developments favourable to Soviet state interests.


Foreign Policy Military Force Military Power Global Influence Soviet State 
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© International Institute for Strategic Studies 1986

Authors and Affiliations

  • Paul Dibb
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  1. 1.Strategic and Defence Studies CenterAustralian National UniversityAustralia

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