Uncertain Détente

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Uncertain Détente

Edited by Frans A.M. Alting von Geusau
Sijthoff, 1979
329 pp. $47.50
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Although these essays do not add up to a whole, they represent a more thorough airing and weighing of the issues of détente in Europe than can be found in any other single volume. Western contributors of the caliber of André Fontaine and William Griffith give a cool appraisal of the then current (1977) state of affairs; the Soviet and Polish contributions are predictable, the Yugoslav and Hungarian more interesting. The editor, who adds an epilogue on the Belgrade follow-up to Helsinki, finds the situation more discouraging than the book's title suggests.

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