A Historic Transition
Jan 1, 1992
This article, which appeared in the GAO Journal, No. 16, Fall/Winter 1992, reviews the: (1) rapidly evolving military, security, and economic situation in what was once the Soviet Union; and (2) areas in which U.S. cooperation with former Soviet states can yield great benefits to both sides, including arms and technology control, multilateral institutions, and economic and scientific cooperation. In its changing focus from providing the needed short-term humanitarian food and medical assistance to long-term technical assistance, the United States must consider constraints in aid resources and carry out assistance programs in a coordinated and equitable manner.