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Soviet Risk-Taking and Crisis Behavior
Soviet Risk-Taking and Crisis Behavior
By Hannes Adomeit
Allen & Unwin, 1982, 377 pp.

A German scholar's intensive investigation of Soviet moves in the two crises over Berlin, illustrating the "operational code" for risk-taking and crisis management in which ideology, state interest, military power, and domestic factors all have a part. One cannot reach hard and fast conclusions or predictions in this field, but the combination of industry in research and originality of approach in this study helps to enlarge our understanding of Soviet international behavior.