Soviet Power and Western Negotiating Policies, Vol. I: The Soviet Asset: Military Power in the Competition Over Europe; Soviet Power and Western Negotiating Policies, Vol. II: The Western Panacea: Constraining Soviet Power Through Negotiation

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Soviet Power and Western Negotiating Policies, Vol. I: The Soviet Asset: Military Power in the Competition Over Europe

Edited by Uwe Nerlich
Ballinger, 1983
384 pp. $30.00
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Soviet Power and Western Negotiating Policies, Vol. II: The Western Panacea: Constraining Soviet Power Through Negotiation

Edited by Uwe Nerlich
Ballinger, 1983
456 pp. $38.00
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Almost all aspects of Soviet military and political strategy toward Western Europe are treated in these two exhaustive volumes by a long list of recognized experts. The connecting tissue appears to be the thesis that the Soviets use their military power primarily to shape political outcomes and that Western strategies for negotiating arms control have taken insufficient account of this. Many of the contributions in these volumes merit close study.