Part I RUSSIA IN TRANSITION. 1. Stalinism and Anti-Stalinism in Historical Perspective. 2. Sources of Stability. 3. Brezhnev's Legacy. 4. The Harsh Decade. 5. Andropov's Interregnum. 6. The Chernenko Episode. 7. Gorbachev in Power 8. The Politics of Reform II. COMMUNIST ENCIRCLEMENT. 9. The Dream of Revolution and the Reality of Conquest. 10. The Decline of an Empire. 11. The Polish Debacle. 12. The Sino-Soviet Conflict. III. SOVIET FOREIGN POLICY AND RELATIONS WITH AMERICA IN THE 1980s. 13. The Roots of Foreign Policy. 14. Foreign Policy Resources. 15. The Politics of Foreign Policy. 16. Detente and the Legacy of the 1970s. 17. Russia and Reagan. 18. Gorbachev and the Dilemmas of Foreign Policy. 19. Assumptions and Perceptions. 20. From the Past to the Future. Bibliographical Essay. Index.