Armed Forces and Political Power in Eastern Europe: The Soviet/Communist Control System

Synopsis

This timely study analyzes the inner workings of the political and military control system used by the USSR and former communist regimes in Eastern Europe to rule the region until recent times. It then shows how these controls collapsed and were swept away by the "revolutions" in 1989. This up-to-date work describes the end of the Warsaw Treaty Organization and of Soviet power in the region, and discusses how the East European states may "depoliticize" their armed forces and "renationalize" their foreign security policies in the future.