The challenge-- the four-stranded rope-- the Soviet quest for perfect security-- the new thinking-- the case for caution-- the need for action-- meeting the challenge-- testing the USSR - the seventeen points-- testing the United States - the nuclear con game-- restructuring conventional forces-- the European dimension-- the open-end game - superpower cooperation in a post-perestroika world-- the economic dimension-- the United States government - a mystery wrapped in a riddle wrapped in an enigma-- the common European home.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Brement presents a radical - perhaps even visionary - and comprehensive program to transform the US-Soviet relationship, in such a way as to achieve a genuine "new world order". He argues that Soviet and American security policies are so bound together that they must be changed together, not sequentially. The key stumbling block to co-operation and trust between the two superpowers is fear - a fear created by the nuclear arsenals of the two countries. Brement proposes a way to reduce, and perhaps even eliminate, those arsenals as the beginning of a new era of co-operation and peace. (source: Nielsen Book Data)