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Superpower Politics: Change In The United States And The Soviet Union
Superpower Politics: Change In The United States And The Soviet Union
Edited by Michael Pugh and Phil Williams
Manchester University Press, 1990, 280 pp.

For anyone in search of an informed review of Soviet-American relations of the past several years, and the internal changes within the two nations that influenced their foreign and defense policies, this short volume by a series of experts is excellent. The transition in Washington from the policies of Ronald Reagan to those of George Bush is exceptionally well handled. Yet so much has occurred in just the past six months that one is only too aware of the difficulties of publishing at a time when history has accelerated. In this case, for example, the enormous significance of the disintegration of the Soviet Union and the devolution of power toward the republics could not be adequately dealt with.