In This Review

The U.S.S.R. and the Muslim World
The U.S.S.R. and the Muslim World
Edited by Yaacov Ro'i
Allen & Unwin, 1984, 298 pp

The first part of this book, discussing the Soviet Union's own Muslims and the problems they represent for the country's future, contains much solid meat. The second part is a series of historical and contemporary studies on Soviet relations with a number of Islamic countries; one of them, having little to do with Islam, is an interesting piece on the Syrian Communist Party. The general level of scholarship is high.