This book focuses on the nature of the Soviet-East European relationship in the Gorbachev era and on the prospects for the adaptation of that relationship to changing conditions in today's world, examining trends and tendencies in Soviet-East European relations.
Table of Contents
Preface -- Introduction -- Soviet Perspectives -- Soviet Political and Ideological Perceptions and Policies Toward Eastern Europe -- Soviet Efforts to Restructure the CMEA: The Cose of Regional Energy Relations -- Soviet Military Concerns and Prospects in Eastern Europe -- East European Concerns -- East European Political and Ideological Perceptions and Concerns -- Reforms in the USSR and Eastern Europe: Is There a Link? -- The Lesser Allies’ View: Eastern Europe and the Military Relationship with the Soviet Union -- Lands In-Between: The Politics of Cultural Identity in Contemporary Eastern Europe -- Dilemmas and Prospects -- On Reform, Perceptions, Misperceptions, Trends, and Tendencies -- Epilogue
"Aurel Braun is Professor of International Relations at the University of Toronto. He received his Ph.D. from the London School of Economics. His works include The Warsaw Pact: Change and Modernization (forthcoming, Westview), Small-State Security in the Balkans (1983); Romanian Foreign Policy Since 1965: The Political Military Limits of Autonomy (1978); The Middle East in Global Strategy (editor) (Westview, 1987); and Ceausescu: The Problems of Power (1980). He is the author of numerous articles and chapters on Soviet-East European relations, the Warsaw Pact, the CMEA, and strategic issues. His articles have appeared in Obis, Problems of Communism, The International Journal, Millennium, and Sudosteuropa. "