As the Cold War draws to a close, new issues inevitably have begun to surface in U.S.-Soviet relations. This reader brings together Soviet and U.S. perspectives on the broad range of challenges that both nations now face. Within the context of a "debate" format that presents parallel U.S. and Soviet views, these timely readings illustrate areas of cooperation and conflict and weigh policy similarities and differences. Topics covered include Soviet-U.S. relations after the Cold War, military and national security debates, and the changing international economic environment. The selections also consider the impact that the evolving Soviet-U.S. interaction is having on the "new" Europe and the developing world. The volume concludes by considering the direction the superpower relationship may take in the future. Students of Soviet and U.S. foreign policy will find this text invaluable in unraveling the complexities of U.S.-Soviet relations.
Foreword -- Preface -- Copyright Information -- Introduction -- The Evolution of Soviet-American Relations in the Post-War Era -- The U.S.-Soviet Rivalry in Perspective -- Looking Back: The Long Peace -- The New Thinking and Soviet-American Relations -- The End of the Cold War -- Ending the Cold War -- The End of the Cold War, Not History -- Soviet and American Foreign Policies After the Cold War -- "New Thinking" in Superpower Foreign Policies -- The Policy of New Thinking in a Changing World -- Domestic and Economic Aspects of Gorbachev's Foreign Policy -- The Bush Foreign Policy -- The Role of Ideology -- Dateline Moscow: Burying Lenin -- Is an Ideological Concert Possible? -- National Security Issues -- Military Strategy and Doctrine -- How Much Defense Is Sufficient? -- Gorbachev's Strategy and Western Security: Illusions Versus Reality -- Arms Control -- Deep Reductions in Strategic Arms -- Arms Control and the Future of U.S.-Soviet Relations -- The Role of the United Nations -- Moscow's U.S. Policy -- The USSR's New Approach to the U.N. -- Economic Rivalry and Cooperation -- Trading with the Communists -- The Soviet Union Is Opening Itself to the World -- Europe After the Cold War -- Superpower Disengagement in Europe -- The New Soviet Approach to Europe -- The Problems of the USSR's European Policy -- Stability and Security in the New Europe -- NATO's Future in a New Europe: An American Perspective -- The Common European Home and Mutual Security -- Why We Will Soon Miss the Cold War -- Arms Control in Europe -- Soviet Arms Control Objectives in Europe -- Is a "Third Zero" Attainable? -- Third World Issues -- Superpower Rivalry in the 1990s -- Reappraisal of USSR Third World Policy -- The Future of Soviet-American Relations -- Where Should We Go from Here? -- America Without the Cold War