?This is a very well documented and thoughtful analysis of the political transformations taking place in Eastern Europe, mainly in the former Soviet Union. The author is well read in the pertinent political literature, Western and Soviet. . . . He is well versed in the methods and tools of his profession and uses them to the utmost. . . . Advanced undergraduate; graduate.?-Choice
Chafetz provides a fresh analysis of why Moscow redefined Soviet interests in Eastern Europe and an explanation of the decision not to use military force to shore up the disintegrating bloc.