This book, first published in 1981, offers an analysis of the ways in which one strategic situation in Cold War politics impinged on another, and the interplay of historical forces and trends shaping national policies and the world pattern of power. Bringing together a wealth of factual and analytical material about the alliance systems built around the two superpowers, it examines the areas that seem most dangerous to the peace of the world, particularly in the Middle East, Asia and Latin America.
Table of Contents
1. The Soviet Imperial System 2. The Anti-Soviet Alliances 3. The Soviet-American Nuclear Confrontation 4. The Military Equation in the European Theatre 5. Areas of Potential Danger: the Middle East, the Gulf, Afghanistan, the Eastern Mediterranean, Yugoslavia 6. Areas of Strategic Competition: Africa and the Indian Ocean, Eastern Asia and the Pacific, Central and South America 7. The East-West Strategic Balance