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The Soviet Union in the Third World: Successes and Failures
The Soviet Union in the Third World: Successes and Failures
Edited by Robert H. Donaldson
Westview Press, 1981, 458 pp

As comprehensive a survey as we have yet had on this broad subject, though the multiplicity of authors makes it uneven and diffuse, and they have no special clairvoyance in reading Soviet minds. A general and well-supported conclusion is that most Soviet gains in the Third World are less substantial in fact than in the prevalent, now probably official, American view.