In This Review

Soviet Bargaining Behavior: The Nuclear Test Ban Case
Soviet Bargaining Behavior: The Nuclear Test Ban Case
By Christer Jönsson
Columbia University Press, 1979, 266 pp

Some of the axioms of Soviet negotiating behavior long held by Americans are questioned by Jönsson in this original study of the 1958-1963 period. He also tries to judge the effect of the China factor and of differences and struggles within the Soviet leadership on the shifts in position on the test ban. More goes into this effort than comes out, but it is a worthwhile exercise.