In This Review

Entspannungspolitik in Ost und West
Entspannungspolitik in Ost und West
Edited by Hans-Peter Schwarz and Boris Meissner
Heymanns, 1979, 303 pp
Die Sowjetische Koexistenzpolititk gegenüber West-Europa
Die Sowjetische Koexistenzpolititk gegenüber West-Europa
By Christoph Royen
Nomos (for Stiftung Wissenschaft und Polititk), 1978, 174 pp

Two excellent German studies of the détente policies of the 1970s. In the thorough background survey edited by Schwarz and Meissner, experts on international law and relations examine détente as expounded and practiced by the U.S.S.R. and its Warsaw Pact allies, by the dissident communists (Yugoslav, Romanian and Eurocommunist), and by the states of the West. Royen's book looks at the Soviet strategy of détente, the contradictory nature of its several aims, and the difficulties and dilemmas it poses for the Soviet leadership.