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Détente After Brezhnev: The Domestic Roots of Soviet Foreign Policy
Détente After Brezhnev: The Domestic Roots of Soviet Foreign Policy
By Alexander Yanov
Institute of International Studies, University of California, 1977, 87 pp

This relatively brief "policy paper" is worth serious attention as a contribution to the current debate in the West on détente with the U.S.S.R. It is a rare account by a Soviet former historian and journalist on how factions and interest groups within the Soviet establishment affect and are affected by foreign policy, and how a sophisticated Western strategy can influence long-run trends to the benefit of the West and of the Russian future.