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Alexiev, Alex

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Works: 40 works in 130 publications in 1 language and 3,112 library holdings
Genres: History 
Classifications: AS36, 355.0310947
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Most widely held works by Alex Alexiev
East European military establishments : the Warsaw Pact Northern Tier by A. Ross Johnson ( Book )
13 editions published between 1980 and 1982 in English and held by 393 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Commonly accepted scenarios of Warsaw Pact warfare against NATO assume that over half of initial Pact offensive forces would consist of Czechoslovak, East German, and Polish units. These Northern Tier military institutions and their roles domestically and within the Warsaw Pact are examined in this study. The officer corps of all three military establishments are outwardly committed to a Soviet-defined 'lightning war' strategy. This strategy may constitute the principal Soviet lever for ensuring Northern Tier participation in a Warsaw Pact offensive, but how reliably the conscript armies would in fact fulfill that intended roll is another question. In any case, Pact preparations for 'coalition warfare' imply weaknesses and vulnerabilities that deserve careful attention in light of the distinctive individual characteristics of the respective Northern Tier military establishments. (Author)
The ethnic factor in the Soviet Armed Forces by S. Enders Wimbush ( Book )
15 editions published between 1980 and 1983 in English and held by 363 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The study summarized here represents the first major, multidimensional effort to address the ethnic factor in the Soviet armed forces. It examines the historical context and experience of the multinational Red Army, analyzes in detail present practices designed to deal with ethnicity, and posits the implications of demographic changes and the options available to the Soviet authorities. It also hints at some of the ramifications of the ethnic factor for force effectiveness and at some potential Soviet vulnerabilities
Ethnic minorities in the Red Army : asset or liability? ( Book )
5 editions published between 1987 and 1988 in English and held by 232 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Dissent and nationalism in the Soviet Baltic by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
6 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines the evolution of Baltic dissent and nationalism in the 1970s and early 1980s, focusing on their determinants, significance, and potential for generating political instability in this important region of the Soviet Union. This is the region most directly affected by developments in Eastern Europe, and in turn it is the one most likely to affect Soviet policies in the area. The report focuses on Soviet policies and practices that are perceived as generating dissent and nationalist unrest in the Baltic republics and analyzes the scope and nature of, and constraints on, political and religious dissent there. Research for this study has included an extensive review of Western and Soviet literature and in-depth interviews with a number of recent emigres from the Baltic. 47 pp. Bibliog
Soviet nationalities in German wartime strategy, 1941-1945 by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
8 editions published between 1982 and 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 142 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This study examines the determinants and character of German policies toward the Soviet non-Russian nationalities and their effects on the Soviet and German war efforts and on the nationalities themselves. Particular emphasis is placed on the analysis of the nature and magnitude of military collaboration with the Germans by the non-Russian nationalities, in an attempt to examine the military exploitability of the political warfare opportunities that presented themselves. Section II outlines the attitudes toward the Soviet nationalities prevalent among the Nazi leadership and the role envisaged for them in a postwar German-dominated Europe, and juxtaposes them on the views of German officials who did not share Nazi dogma and advocated a more pragmatic approach. German policies in the occupied non-Russian territories and their implications are examined in Sec. III. Section IV describes the different types and degrees of military collaboration with the Germans. The main conclusions are summarized in Sec. V
Inside the Soviet Army in Afghanistan by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
4 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 140 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Marxism and resistance in the Third World : cause and effect by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
3 editions published in 1989 in English and held by 130 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
A number of self-proclaimed Marxist regimes, many of which came to power with direct Soviet or Soviet-proxy military assistance, were established in the Third World in the second half of the 1970s. Countries in which such Marxist regimes took power include Angola, Mozambique, Ethiopia, Cambodia, Afghanistan, and Nicaragua. The new regimes not only subscribed openly to Marxist-Leninist ideology but also embarked on the wholesale transformation of their countries along the lines of the Soviet political and economic model, giving little consideration to prevailing conditions and/or their likely societal and economic impact. In virtually all cases, the policies soon engendered massive discontent that eventually spilled over into armed resistance. This report identifies and examines the factors that encouraged the emergence of armed resistance movements against Marxist regimes in the Third World. In particular, it analyzes specific regime policies that created widespread discontent and alienation
Soviet Central Asian soldiers in Afghanistan by S. Enders Wimbush ( Book )
6 editions published in 1981 in English and Undetermined and held by 128 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
An examination of the presence and function of Soviet Central Asian soldiers in the Soviet forces invading Afghanistan. Based on extensive in-depth interviews with former Soviet servicemen, the study concentrates on current territorial, unit, and functional stationing policies and practices, and on weapons and unit training procedures for Central Asians. While it would appear that Soviet leaders broke with historical precedent by using combat troops from minority groups similar to the population being invaded, this study concludes that although many Soviet Central Asians originally were sent to Afghanistan, with the exception of MVD and airborne personnel, they probably were never intended to engage Afghan rebels except incidentally. Rather, they were assigned to construction, support, and occupation units where traditionally the largest concentrations of Central Asians can be found. Because these troops lacked basic military training and because they reportedly engaged in widespread fraternization with the Afghan people, most were replaced by Slavic troops beginning in late February 1980. An examination of the presence and function of Soviet Central Asian soldiers in the Soviet forces invading Afghanistan. Based on extensive in-depth interviews with former Soviet servicemen, the study concentrates on current territorial, unit, and functional stationing policies and practices, and on weapons and unit training procedures for Central Asians. While it would appear that Soviet leaders broke with historical precedent by using combat troops from minority groups similar to the population being invaded, this study concludes that although many Soviet Central Asians originally were sent to Afghanistan, with the exception of MVD and airborne personnel, they probably were never intended to engage Afghan rebels except incidentally. Rather, they were assigned to construction, support, and occupation units where traditionally the largest concentrations of Central Asians can be found. Because these troops lacked basic military training and because they reportedly engaged in widespread fraternization with the Afghan people, most were replaced by Slavic troops beginning in late February 1980
The Soviet military under Gorbachev : report on a RAND workshop by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
3 editions published in 1990 in English and held by 126 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This report summarizes the proceedings of a RAND workshop on the state of the Soviet military, held in Oxnard, California, on June 16-17, 1989. It has been selectively updated to account for major developments through January 1990. The workshop was designed to produce an interim assessment of the effects on the military of the political, social, and economic trends unleashed by Mikhail Gorbachev and his program of perestroika (restructuring), and to evaluate prospects for the future
East European military reliability : an émigré-based assessment by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
4 editions published in 1986 in English and Undetermined and held by 123 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
"This report presents the results of a study based on RAND interviews with former East European servicemen now in the West. The study examined the prospective wartime reliability for the Soviet Union of the East European armies incorporated in the Warsaw Pact, in particular those of Poland, East Germany, and Czechoslovakia. It focuses on specific factors (such as organizational and operational incentives and alliance constraints) that would enhance or detract from reliability and considers whether and how they have changed over time. The findings suggest that, while many features of non-Soviet Warsaw Pact (NSWP) militaries have remained constant over the past 25 years, this reliability is fragile, for it rests in part on the containment and suppression of group and individual dissatisfactions that are likely to reemerge in times of political turmoil or crisis. Moreover, the changes that have taken place in NSWP armies over the past 25 years have been in the direction of reducing rather than enhancing reliability."--Rand abstracts
The new Soviet strategy in the Third World by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
3 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 104 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The Soviet campaign against INF : strategy, tactics, means by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
2 editions published in 1985 in English and held by 94 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Beginning in 1979, the Soviet Union mounted a major effort to prevent the deployment of NATO's INF (intermediate-range nuclear forces), which was scheduled to begin in 1983. The campaign failed to achieve its main objective, but it remains an instructive example of the Soviet political modus operandi and perhaps the best case study of a concerted Soviet effort to manipulate domestic trends in Western countries. This Note attempts to provide some insight into Soviet tactics and operational style. It places the INF issue within the framework of Soviet security concepts, reviews Soviet efforts to influence decisionmaking elites in West Germany against INF and to exacerbate U.S.-European friction within NATO, and analyzes the methods used by the Soviets in their campaign to co-opt the West German peace movement. The author finds that the campaign waged by the Soviets demonstrated a remarkable organizational and political capability which enabled them and their allies to exploit large numbers of noncommunists in West Germany, and contribute to the growing polarization of West German politics
Of arms control, summit meetings, and the politics of make-believe by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
1 edition published in 1985 in English and held by 93 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper argues that arms control negotiations and summit meetings are a dangerous panacea because they do not achieve the goals commonly claimed for them: (1) alleviate tension and contribute to international peace and security; (2) create a climate of trust and cooperation between the superpowers; and (3) slow down and even reverse the arms race. The author blames a fundamental misperception of the nature of the Soviet system and particularly its definition of security and the role of military power for this unwarranted emphasis on negotiations and summit meetings. He argues that, because of Soviet systemic insecurity, the mere existence of the Western alternative presents a security threat to the Soviet system, and that a stable security relationship with the Soviet Union can and should be achieved, but is only possible based on a strong U.S. defense capability
Party-military relations in Romania by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
5 editions published between 1976 and 1977 in English and Undetermined and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
The United States and the war in Afghanistan by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
3 editions published in 1988 in English and held by 82 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
In late December 1987 the war in Afghanistan, which has already lasted twice as long as the Great Patriotic War, as the Soviets refer to World War II, entered its ninth year. With well over a million Afghans killed and about a third of the Afghan prewar population forced to flee their homeland, the Soviet-Afghan war easily qualifies as one of the most brutal guerrilla wars of our less than benign century. Although prospects for an imminent termination are still uncertain, for the first time since the beginning of this war, there are definite signs that we are entering its endgame. The Soviet invasion of Afghanistan also marked a watershed in Soviet relations with the West and especially the United States. It was seen by many, including the Carter administration, as an example of the kind of unacceptable Soviet international behavior that made friendly relations with Moscow all but impossible and signaled the end of the period of detente and arms control characterizing much of the 1970s. Theses. (JES)
Romania and the Warsaw Pact : the defense policy of a reluctant ally by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
2 editions published in 1979 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines Romanian deviation from accepted Warsaw Pact practices in the military-political realm. Romanian defense doctrine has undergone a metamorphosis from one based on collective defense of the Soviet Bloc to stressing national defense and the concept of people's war. While remaining a nominal member of the Warsaw Pact, Romania has refused to cooperate on most substantive military matters, abstaining from Warsaw Pact maneuvers and not allowing any Warsaw Pact troops on its territory. At the same time, Romania has established extensive military relations with non-Warsaw Pact and NATO countries. Romania has worked to build a domestic arms production capacity in collaboration with Western partners. The Romanian military deviation has discredited the image of Warsaw Pact as a cohesive and ideologically motivated military alliance and has set a dangerous precedent. The Romanian deviation has negatively affected Soviet maneuverability on the Pact's South-Eastern flank and may seriously compromise a Warsaw Pact effort in the future
The war in Afghanistan : Soviet strategy and the state of the resistance by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
5 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 77 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
This paper was originally presented as a statement to a hearing on Afghanistan held by the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence in Washington, D.C., September 26, 1984. In it, the author discusses three dimensions of the Soviet strategy to defeat resistance and consolidate its rule in Afghanistan: (1) The military dimension's most striking feature is the growing evidence that it may not be designed to secure a purely military solution through a decisive defeat of the resistance forces. (2) The economic dimension, perhaps the most serious threat to the resistance, has resulted in the destruction of a large part of the most productive land. (3) The political dimension has an internal goal of winning over some elements of Afghanistan society, and an external goal of removing the Afghanistan issue from the international political agenda. The author concludes that the effectiveness of the resistance could be improved considerably through streamlining the international aid effort
The use of force in Soviet policy and the west by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
2 editions published between 1980 and 1981 in English and held by 75 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
Examines Soviet theory and practice regarding the use of force in international relations and argues that the invasion of Afghanistan was neither unprecedented nor particularly surprising. The Soviet Union has used military force for political purposes on many occasions in the past and the primary rationale guiding the use of force has been the likelihood of accomplishing the given political objective expeditiously and with relative impunity. In recent years the Soviet Union has continued and intensified its military buildup while the United States has sought to enhance its security primarily through cooperation with Moscow and arms control. In view of the rapidly growing Soviet military capacities and the Kremlin's unshakable belief in the continuing political utility of military power, which is contrasted with Western indecisiveness and perceived loss of political will, the outlook for the West is uncertain unless far-reaching remedial measures are taken soon
The Kremlin and the Pope by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
2 editions published in 1983 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
U.S. policy in Angola : a case of nonconstructive engagement by Alex Alexiev ( Book )
1 edition published in 1986 in English and held by 71 WorldCat member libraries worldwide
 
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Alternative Names
Aleksiev, Alexander.
Alexiev, Alexander.
Alexiev, Alexander, 1941-
Alexiev, Alexander R.
Alexiev, Alexander R., 1941-
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English (89)