A distinguished panel of analysts examines particular areas of U.S.-Soviet cooperation: crisis communications , trade, science, agriculture, environment protection, space and medicine. The authors analyze agreements that the United States and the Soviet Union have revolved in their mutual interest, agreements that all too often are overlooked in an atmosphere clouded by hostility and mutual distrust. What, they ask, has been the history of these agreements? Have they succeeded or failed? How might they best be sustained and enlarged? Without minimizing the enormous dangers of ongoing strategic military competition, the contributors attempt to determine which sectors of U.S.-Soviet relations have yielded the most significant mutual benefits. They raise questions about where U.S. policy has gone wrong, where it has been effective, and how safe we are in forecasting the continuation of those cooperative relationships.
Foreword / Fred Warner Neal xi Acknowledgments xxi 1. Introduction: U. S.-Soviet Relations-A Functionalist Inquiry / Nish Jamgotch Jr. 1 2. Crisis Communications and the Hot Line / Nish Jamgotch Jr. 8 3. U.S.-Soviet Trade: A Sector of Mutual Benefit? / Gary K. Bertsch 22 4. The Political Web of Scientific Cooperation between the U.S.A. and the USSR / Linda L. Lubrano 50 5. The Interdependence of Agricultural Trade / Roy D. Laird and Ronald A. Francisco 83 6. American-Soviet Cooperation on Environmental Protection and Conservation / Donald R. Kelley 102 7. Soviet-U. S. Cooperation in Space and Medicine: An Analysis of the Detente Experience / David D. Finley 127 8. Conclusions: Which Way Ahead? / Nish Jamgotch Jr. 152 Spheres of Mutual Interest: A Soviet Point of View / Pavel T. Podlesny 173 Long-term Trends in U.S.-Soviet Relations / Richard E. Coombs Jr. 176 Appendixes: Agreements and Documents 181 A. Memorandum of Understanding between the U. S. A. and USSR Regarding the Establishment of a Direct Communications Link 183 B. Senate Amendment to Guard against Miscalculation and Accidental Nuclear War 190 C. Agreement between the Government of the U. S. A. and the Government of the USSR Regarding Trade 191 D. Agreement between the Government of the U. S. A. and the Government of the USSR Regarding Settlement of Lend Lease, Reciprocal Aid, and Claims 198 E. Chronology of U. S.-USSR Trade, 1971-84 201 F. Agreement on Scientific Exchange and Cooperation between the National Academy of Sciences of the U. S. A. and the Academy of Sciences of the USSR in 1979 and 1980 209 G. Agreement between the Government of the U. S. A. and the Government of the USSR on Cooperation in the Fields of Science and Technology 214 H. Agreement between the Government of the U. S. A. and the Government of the USSR on Cooperation in the Field of Agriculture 217 I. Agreement on Cooperation in the Field of Environmental Protection between the U. S. A. and the USSR 221 J. Agreement between the U. S. A. and the USSR Concerning Cooperation in the Exploration and Use of Outer Space for Peaceful Purposes 224 K. Agreement between the Government of the U. S. A. and the Government of the USSR on Cooperation in the Field of Medical Science and Public Health 226 L. Memorandum of the Sixth Session of the U. S.-USSR Joint Committee for Health Cooperation 229 Notes 233 Index 247 Contributors 253