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Soviet International Behavior and U.S. Policy Options
Soviet International Behavior and U.S. Policy Options
Edited by Dan Caldwell
Lexington Books, 1985, 291 pp.

Soviet foreign policy in recent years, analyzed in its various segments, geographical and functional, by a battery of specialists containing some familiar names (Sarah Terry, George Breslauer, John Hardt, Lawrence Caldwell, among others). What distinguishes it from other such enterprises is a studied attempt, not entirely successful, to calculate how alternative policies on the part of the United States may influence Soviet policy and behavior. On the whole, the volume is a solid contribution to the field, reasonable in its speculation, cautious in its conclusions. The pieces on Soviet policy toward Eastern Europe, China and Japan are particularly good. But important areas such as Western Europe, South and Southeast Asia, Africa and Latin America are not covered at all.