In This Review

Soviet Policy for Asian Peace and Security
Soviet Policy for Asian Peace and Security
By Ivan Kovalenko
Progress, 1980, 293 pp

Although described simply as "a Soviet historian," Kovalenko is in fact a ranking official dealing with Asian affairs in the Central Committee of the Soviet Communist Party. Thus, for anyone interested in an official Soviet perspective on Asian security problems (the Soviets include the Middle East in their definition of "Asia"), this volume can be very instructive. It provides the most authoritative view available of the Soviet concept of "Asian collective security."