Together with efforts to control the arms race, commercial issues were a central feature of relations between the United States and the Soviet Union in the 1970s. There was a clear recognition that trade and economic issues were of key importance to political relations. This book, first published in 1987, is a comprehensive analysis of the views and perceptions held by Soviet Area Executives of US ‘trade actor’ companies in the critical years 1975-76. It focuses on the key issues of overall US-Soviet relations which formed the environment for commercial relations between the superpowers.
1. Commercial Issues in Superpower Relations 2. Alternative Paradigms 3. Research Procedure 4. Viewpoints of American Executives on Basic Issues of Soviet-American Commercial Relations 5. Flows of Benefits in US-Soviet Trade 6. The Domestic Political Environment for US-Soviet Trade 7. A Dimensional Analysis of Executives’ Attitudes 8. Final Conclusions