In This Review

Comparative Patterns of Foreign Policy and Trade: The Communist Balkans in International Politics
Comparative Patterns of Foreign Policy and Trade: The Communist Balkans in International Politics
By Cal Clark and Robert L. Farlow
Indiana University International Development Research Center, 1976, 152 pp
Integration im Rat für Gegenseitige Wirtschaftshilfe
Integration im Rat für Gegenseitige Wirtschaftshilfe
By Jochen Bethkenhagen and Heinrich Machowski
Berlin Verlag, 1976, 135 pp

Clark and Farlow show that simple hypotheses about the relation of economics to politics do not explain more than the most obvious features of the foreign trade patterns of Yugoslavia, Romania, Bulgaria and Albania. But in the process they analyze some very interesting material. The two West Berlin authors provide the best up-to-date survey of COMECON that we have.