This book, first published in 1990, examines the relationship between the Soviet Union and the Western Alliance at a time of great changes. Experts on a range of topics analyse the relationship from both the Soviet perspective (the impact of Gorbachev, and the role of Eastern Europe), and from the standpoint of the nations of the West including France, Great Britain and West Germany). Also included is a discussion of the role of the northern flank in Soviet nuclear-free proposals. The book concludes with an assessment of the challenges posed by the changing Soviet perspective, and the opportunities that these present for the Western Alliance.
Table of Contents
1. The Soviet Union and the Western Alliance Robbin F. Laird 2. Soviet Views and Policies Towards Theater War in Europe Phillip A. Petersen and Notra Trulcok III 3. Gorbachev and the Western Alliance: Reassessing the Anticoalition Strategy Erik P. Hoffmann 4. Eastern Europe as a Factor in Soviet Foreign Policy Towards Western Europe Charles Gati 5. Soviet Perspectives on French Security Policy Robbin F. Laird 6. Soviet Perspectives on British Security Policy Robbin F. Laird and Susan L. Clark 7. A Nuclear-Free Zone in Northern Europe Susan F. Clark 8. Soviet Security Perspectives on Germany Hannes Adomeit 9. Soviet Public Diplomacy Towards West Germany Under Gorbachev Robbin F. Laird 10. Soviet Challenges to NATO Robbin F. Laird and Susan L. Clark
Robbin F. Laird and Susan L. Clark