The Warsaw Pact
Case Studies in Communist Conflict Resolution
An analysis of the Eastern European Warsaw Pact and its capacity to respond to intra-alliance and conflict.
This book was written for general students of international relations as well as students of communism in a style intended to be readable. The research was based on the assumption that efficiency in the operation of any political alliance, indeed any institution, whether it be a school board, the US Supreme Court, the United Nations, or the Catholic Church, depends upon an accurate assessment of the adjustments that must be made and the ability to make them. The Warsaw Pact is a study of how a Communist regional defense alliance responded to conflict among its member states. It has been written with an awareness that, given the nature of Communist ideology, much of the relationship between Communist states depends upon party activities rather than joint institutions.