This volume assembles some of the most experienced observers and analysts of United States-Soviet relations, Soviet affairs, and international relations. The essays assess the dramatic events of the last few years in the Soviet bloc and probe the broader questions of how these events impact the relationship between the two powers. Offering a comprehensive review of this relationship from a variety of perspectives, Old Myths and New Realities in United States-Soviet Relations deals with Washington's and Moscow's changing perceptions of one another, the impact of Gorbachev's reforms at home on Soviet foreign policy, Soviet policy toward the Third World, the European perspective on changing superpower relations, and Soviet affairs from the perspective of American and British journalists.
The contributorsjournalists, members of the academic community, and policy makers from the United States, Western Europe, and the Soviet Unionrepresent the widest possible range of opinions. Their insights and analyses will bear significantly on the direction of world affairs in the 1990s. Students and scholars of Soviet politics and international relations, as well as journalists and policy makers, will find Old Myths and New Realities in United States-Soviet Relations a source of fresh ideas and insights.