In This Review

The Domestic Context of Soviet Foreign Policy
The Domestic Context of Soviet Foreign Policy
Edited by Seweryn Bialer
Westview Press, 1981, 441 pp

Recognized specialists on the Soviet Union deepen and extend their investigation of elements in the Soviet system which carry weight in the determination of foreign policy. The two concluding essays by Alexander Dallin and Seweryn Bialer are instructive in showing what can be deduced from the record, and also how large is the remaining area of uncertainty and insufficient knowledge. An important book for all those interested in the wellsprings of Soviet policy.