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Soviet Foreign Policy

Soviet Foreign Policy

Edited by Robbin F. Laird

Academy of Political Science, 1987, 276 pp.

More about Gorbachev and what he has done and might do. These 20-odd essays are admittedly no more than initial assessments, after the first two years, of the prospects for continuity and for change in Soviet foreign policy, and time may prove some of them wrong. All in all, however, they do show how the new leadership's foreign policies are linked to the primary task of reform at home, and what the main lines of policy appear to be in East-West relations, Third World conflicts and other areas. The authors are a reasonably happy combination of seasoned veterans and promising newcomers.