This book investigates perceptions—including strategic, normative and imagined perceptions—of long-range political goals both in the East and in the West, discussing the arguments which are used to support each of these perceptions.
1. lntroductory Remarks 2. Soviet Perceptions of Long-Term Western Developments, Goals and Constraints 3. Commentaiy on Sergej Plekhanov's paper 4. American Perceptions of Soviet Aims 5. Commentaiy on Raymond Garthoff's paper 6. American Perceptions of Western Goals and Constraints in Western Policy Toward the Soviet Union: How Much Worst Case Thinking? 7. Commentary on John van Oudenaren's paper 8. Soviet Perceptions of Long-Term Development, Goals and Constraints Effective in the USSR 9. Commentary on Vladimir Baranovskij's paper 10. Panel Discussion 11. Concluding Remarks