This book assesses the current political, economic, and military dimensions of Europe's international relations. It focuses on the role of the rival alliance systems, Soviet conceptions of the future of Europe, and Europe's assessment of its own interests and objective.
1. Europe and the Superpowers: An Analytical Framework 2. Western Europe and the United States: Reciprocal Diffusion, Convergence, and the Prospects of a Non-Military Atlanticism 3. Arms Control and Security: The Federal Republic and the European Order 4. Soviet Foreign Policy from Crossroads to Crossroads 5. Eastern Europe at the Crossroads: Contradictory Tendencies of Subservience and Autonomy 6. Do Systemic Variables Make a Difference? Causes of Successes and Failures of the East European Communist States 7. Observations on Trends in East-West Trade in the 1970s 8. East-West Economic Relations: An East-West or a West-West Problem? 9. Russia and the West at the End of an Era 10. Eastern Europe and the West at the End of an Era