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The Soviet State: The Domestic Roots of Soviet Foreign Policy
The Soviet State: The Domestic Roots of Soviet Foreign Policy
Edited by Curtis Keeble
Westview Press, 1985, 244 pp

Essays on the historical background, society, economy, and policymaking process of the U.S.S.R. by well-known British experts (Hugh Seton-Watson, Alec Nove, Archie Brown, Malcolm Mackintosh, among others). No surprises or new insight on the directions in which internal factors will push future foreign policy, but the book represents a distillation of current knowledge plus a dash of personal judgment on the part of the several contributors. It is the product of a Chatham House study group at the Royal Institute of International Affairs and is edited by a recent British ambassador to Moscow.