Publisher description for Foreign policy, USA/USSR / edited by Charles W. Kegley, Jr., Pat McGowan.


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Experts in foreign policy studies discuss the most pressing issue in international relations: the rivalry between the USA and the USSR. What has been missing from previous studies is the element of comparison. These essays reveal both the differences and similarities in the behaviour of the two superpowers. They explore the characteristics of the international environment -- and the ways in which the two powers affect it. They analyze the extent to which the differences between the powers is derived from their different ideologies. Finally, their different responses to the same international problems and issues are explored.

'The individual essays are thoughtful, interesting, and refreshingly diverse in their methodological


Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
United States -- Foreign relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign relations -- United States.
World politics -- 1975-1985.