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Soviet-East European Dilemmas
Soviet-East European Dilemmas
Edited by Karen Dawisha and Philip Hanson
Holmes & Meier (for the Royal Institute of International Affairs), 1981, 226 pp

Essays emerging from a Chatham House study group, written by British scholars (with the exception of an original analysis by Eberhard Schulz on the evolution of the Eastern bloc since World War II in the context of East-West relations). These are think-pieces rather than research monographs, are cautious and conservative in their conclusions, and were written too early to take much account of the past year's events in Poland; but they make a real contribution both to interpreting the past and to facing the decisions of the future.