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Soviet Power: The Kremlin's Foreign Policy-Brezhnev to Andropov
Soviet Power: The Kremlin's Foreign Policy-Brezhnev to Andropov
By Jonathan Steele
Simon & Schuster, 1983, 416 pp

A British journalist gives a sober and non-alarmist picture of the U.S.S.R., its problems and its outlook for the years ahead. Much of it is now the conventional wisdom (although not in Reagan's Washington) to the effect that in foreign policy Soviet military power is matched by political failure, restraints on the use of military means, an increasingly realistic view of world conditions, and a continuing conservatism in the Brezhnev mold.