"Soviet Foreign Policy Today" focuses on the highly personal nature of Gorbachev's leadership and the links between his domestic and foreign policy. To place Gorbachev's radical alternatives to Soviet policy in perspective, the book is divided into two parts. The first part describes the previous conceptual, historical and institutional setting of Soviet foreign regulations under the "old political thinking" and assesses the general effects of the changes. The second part analyzes the impact of the new Soviet policies on the rest of the world. The book presents an overview of the links between economic, political and military factors on a world-wide scale, and is intended to be of use to anyone interested in understanding the radical changes represented by Gorbachev's new visions of international relations.