American and Soviet Aid

A Comparative Analysis

Robert Walters makes a useful contribution to our understanding of foreign aid by summarizing and comparing the use of foreign aid 'as an instrument of foreign policy' by the United States and the Soviet Union. . . . Walters' book is the best comprehensive comparison available.
Journal of Economic History

This book presents a comprehensive comparison of economic aid programs by the United States and the Soviet Union to less developed countries. It examines aid to many of the non-Communist nations of Asia, Africa, the Near East, Latin America. Robert S. Walters views aid programs in terms of their objectives, the size and structure of disbursements, and operational and administrative principles. In addition he examines the delicate balance between trade policy and general foreign policy, and the difficulties and results experienced by the U.S. and Soviet Union in their respective programs.

314 Pages, 6 x 9 in.

November, 1970

isbn : 9780822984245

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Robert S. Walters

Robert S. Walters is professor emeritus of political science at the University of Pittsburgh.

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