oa Africa Insight - Soviet African policy: the role of the International Department

Volume 12, Issue 3
  • ISSN : 0256-2804



Mr Philip R Nel of Stellenbosch University's Institute for the Study of Marxism contends that the role of the Central Committee of the Soviet Union's Communist Party and its apparatus is being neglected in literature on ""interest groups"" in the conduct of Soviet foreign policy. This article portrays the decisive role of the International Department of the Central Committee in the formulation and implementation of Soviet African policy.

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