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The Soviet Study Of International Relations
The Soviet Study Of International Relations
By Allen Lynch
Cambridge University Press, 1987, 197 pp

Since the time of Khrushchev, Soviet scholars have begun to write on the nature and system of international relations in new ways, paying heed to the realities of world politics and even to some of the writings current in the West, and adding new dimensions to the standard Leninist line without abandoning it. Allen Lynch has done an excellent job of summarizing and analyzing this literature, which certainly reflects some real changes in official thinking and not just the random musing of academics. The questions-whether and how these ideas have influenced Soviet foreign policy-which the author refrains from exploring, remain for further study.