The Impact of Eastern Europe on Soviet Policy Toward Western Europe.
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This report examines the ways in which Soviet control of Eastern Europe has both contributed to and detracted from the Soviet Unions pursuit of foreign policy goals in Western Europe. In successive sections, it 1 reviews the highlights of past USSR-East European-West European interactions and outlines general characteristics of the triangular relationship 2 examines the impact of the Polish crisis and 3 traces the East European foreign policy activity related to NATOs 1983 decision to deploy intermediate-range nuclear forces and analyzes the emergence of a group of East European states--East Germany, Hungary, Bulgaria, and Romania--whose policies differed from those of the Soviets. The author suggests that, while Eastern Europe serves as a constraint on Soviet relations with Western Europe, Western Europe also acts as a constraint on Soviet policy toward Eastern Europe. Author
- Government and Political Science