This book is originated from the 1985 Rome conference on "Soviet-East European Relations: Implications for the West," which explored the elements of continuity and change, especially the trends in intra-Warsaw Pact relations. It contains revised versions of the papers presented at the conference.
1. Introduction 2. Soviet-East European Relations in the 1980s: Continuity and Change 3. Trends in Soviet and East European Westpolitik and the German Question 4. Recent Changes in the Policy of the German Democratic Republic Towards the Federal Republic of Germany 5. Soviet Economic Policy Towards Eastern Europe 6. Western Interests in and Leverage on the Soviet and East European Economies 7. The Warsaw Pact at Thirty: Soviet and East European Successes and Failures 8. Soviet-East European Cooperation in the Field of Military Aid Towards the Third World 9. Some Aspects of Comecon's Closed-Door Policy: Dead-End for LDCs Committed to a "Socialist Orientation" 10. Continuity and Change in Soviet-East European Relations: Recent Trends and Implications for the West