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Soviet Foreign Policy in the 1980s
Soviet Foreign Policy in the 1980s
Edited by Roger E. Kanet
Praeger, 1982, 364 pp

A comprehensive survey of Soviet foreign relations, starting with domestic factors and economic and military considerations, then boxing the compass of all the world's regions, thus illustrating the fact that the U.S.S.R. is a global power; but there is no extended specific treatment of relations with the United States. The coverage of the 1970s is good and up-to-date; for the 1980s, despite the title, the authors are wise enough not to indulge in much prediction. Roger Kanet, a veteran editor, has done a good job of organizing the book.