Central Asia's economic dependence effectively undermined the political goals of Central Asian Communists
such as Iusup Abdrakhmanov.
The study of communism in Nepal, therefore, illuminates a uniquely significant experience within the South Asian communist
Economic reform has not been accompanied by political reform in these nations, however, as the various Asian communist
parties have evinced little interest in loosening their political controls.
journal, and analyses of united front strategies and the concept of people's war which permeate the thoughts of Asian Communists
, amongst whom, incidentally, Ho Chih Minh was an ideological pigmy.
It has become increasingly apparent, and this is underlined in the article by Larisa Efimova in this collection, that no explicit instructions were issued by the Soviet Union in 1947-48 to Southeast Asian communist
parties directing them to open a new Cold War front by violent revolt.
Although the Southeast Asian communists
were eager to get more assistance from the USSR, including material help such as arms shipment, the USSR refrained from this and did not even maintain regular ties with Southeast Asian communist
In the late 1940s to early 1950s, a Cold War orthodoxy on these questions emerged, which held (in public at least), that the Soviet Union did issue instructions, that these were conveyed to Southeast Asian communist
parties, and that these instructions caused the dramatic change in MCP policy and behaviour outlined above.
(30) Reports of a 'well-known Australian Communist' directing intelligence for Southeast Asian communist
parties from Bangkok began to appear in June 1948, the same month that the Malayan Communist Party initiated violence.
He also mentioned Ho Chi Minh, Le Duan and Le Duc Tho in Hanoi, as well as the Sino-Soviet schism and how that affected the Southeast Asian communist
Three, the Vietnamese communists then took the decision to be the vanguard of the Southeast Asian communist
It has done well in analyzing the development of Southeast Asian communists
and their reactions to international politics that affected the Cold War in Southeast Asia such as the emergence of communist China, the contest between the United States and the Soviet Union, the Vietnam War, and the Sino-Vietnamese War.
After reading the communique negotiated by Henry Kissinger, in which America had "cut loose a loyal ally [Chiang Kai-shek's non-communist China on Taiwan]," Buchanan said, "I was angry, disgusted, and ashamed." He had to wonder: "Why should our sons fight and die resisting Asian communists
in Vietnam when Nixon and Kissinger are toasting the most malodorous and murderous of Asian communists