BEYOND THE COLD WAR by Marshall D. Shulman

BEYOND THE COLD WAR

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Published by Yale for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, this book consists of a concise essay on the idea that ""the Cold War--as a term, and as a conception--does not provide an adequate framework for thinking about the kinds of problems that need our attention"" today. The intended readership is those ""who are not specialists in Soviet affairs"" and thus most of the space has been devoted to transformations since the death of Stalin in Communist attitude and practice, rather than to the perhaps equally profound changes which have taken place in the U.S. over the same period. While scarcely a critic of the policy of containment (in fact, he believes it to have been ""essentially successful"") this author feels it is time now for "" a recognition of what he calls a limited adversary relationship,"" entailing' a new ""multidimensional'"" approach not only to the Soviet Union, but to China also. In other Words, we must be willing to cooperate with them whenever possible as well as compete when necessary, ""having always in mind a longer-term sense of direction toward the moderation of conflict.""' A dearth of concrete data makes the volume seem much longer to read than it actually is, and betrays' its origin as a lecture series, but nevertheless it remains a useful primer.

Publisher: Yale Univ. Press