in the Soviet Union. The discussion itself is an affirmation of multiplicity and opportunity; sporadic conflict and even violence among ethnic and cultural divisions provides an opportunity for the Party to assert and affirm its moderating influence.
The Soviet leadership recognizes that the new industrial revolution requires a fundamental restructuring of the Soviet economy; the logic of its own ideology forces that conclusion. Democratic reforms have been selectively put in place. These reforms present business opportunities in the form of joint-venture arrangements for U.S. companies. If the analysis presented here is correct, corporate intelligence staff would advise cautious optimism about the prospects of success for such joint ventures and stress the bottom line--make sure the profit- repatriation clause is airtight.