This analysis of the Soviet Union's foreign policymaking process focuses on Brezhnev's Peace Program, a foreign policy plan undertaken in the 1970s to normalize political-economic relations with the West and to moderate military competition. It clarifies the distribution of power among leaders.
Introduction Part One: Process, Power and Foreign Policy 1. Analyzing Soviet Foreign Policy and the Concept of Security 2. Origins and Development of a New Foreign Policy: The "Peace Program" 3. Brezhnev: "The Embodiment of Collective Reason and Will?" 4. Brezhnev's Conduct of Foreign Policy: Asset or Liability? Part Two: Domestic Politics and Security Policy 5. Civil-Military Relations: The "Societal Imperative" 6. Civil-Military Relations: The "Functional Imperative" 7. Soviet Views on Security and Arms Control 8. Conclusions