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East-West Tensions in the Third World
East-West Tensions in the Third World
Edited by Marshall S. Shulman
Norton, 1986, 243 pp.

Background papers prepared for a meeting of the American Assembly in November 1985. They cover the situation in four major regions (Middle East, Asia, Africa, Latin America), plus summary treatment of the economic and military aspects of the East-West competition in those regions. The volume also includes the final report and policy recommendations of the assembly, reflecting both sober analysis of the background papers and the difficulty of turning academic analysis, no matter how expert, into practical policy.