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Superpowers and International Conflict
Superpowers and International Conflict
By Carsten Holbraad
St. Martin's, 1979, 178 pp

The author first examines the pattern of Soviet-American crisis management in four conflict situations of the 1950s and 1960s, then turns to the more complex "triangular" power relationships of the 1970s. There is nothing startling about either the analysis or the conclusions, but along the way he manages to dispose of a number of theories put forward by others, and to argue for further clarification and better application of rules for regulating international disputes.