This book assesses contemporary Soviet domestic and foreign policy and surveys the traditions, challenges, and contexts within which the Soviet leadership is operating. It attempts to assess the legacy that Gorbachev has inherited.
Introduction: The Changing Soviet Environment Part I: Gorbachev's Reform Efforts and Emerging Opposition 1. Gorbachev's Perestroika: Can the Soviet System be Reformed? 2. Perestroika: Who Stands to Gain, Who Stands to Lose? 3. Nationalist Unrest in the USSR and the Challenge to the Gorbachev Leadership Part II: Economic and Trade Reform 4. Soviet Perestroika and Systemic Change in Eastern Europe: Challenges, Interdependencies, Patterns of Response 5. Prospects for Soviet Foreign Trade Reform 6. The Gorbachev Challenge: To Help or Not to Help? Part III: The Military Challenge 7. Gorbachev and the Soviet Military 8. Future Trends in Soviet Military-Technical Policy Part IV: The European Agenda 9. Soviet Strategy Toward Western Europe: Implications for the Post-INF Environment 10. Gorbachev's New Program for Conventional Arms Control in Europe 11. The Soviet Naval Presence in the Mediterranean Part V: Regional Issues 12. Two Parallel Lines Do Not Intersect: Soviet-Israeli Relations, 1988–89 13. Soviet Options in the Pacific 14. Japan: Gorbachev's Partner in a Reluctant Détente 15. Soviet Relations with Latin America