The purpose of this book, first published in 1982, is to analyse certain crucial aspects of the great power triangle in order to establish a more complete picture of the role of China in the superpower balance. These essays examine the key political, economic and military issues involved in the complex relations between the three great powers.
1. An Introduction to the Great Power Triangle Gerald Segal 2. China and the Great Power Triangle Michael Yahuda 3. The Soviet Union and the Great Power Triangle Gerald Segal 4. The United States and the Great Power Triangle Banning Garrett 5. The Triangle in Western Europe Lawrence Freedman 6. The Triangle in Eastern Europe Edwina Moreton 7. An Assessment of the Great Power Triangle Gerald Segal