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Durham, NC: Duke University Press, 1989. Presumed First Edition, First printing. Hardcover. 24 cm, 491, List of Acronyms. Tables. Figures. Notes. Index. This is a research volume from the Institute for East-West Security Studies. Among the contributors are: Richard Kugler, Alexei Arbatov, Ian Cuthbertson, Jonathan Dean, Timothy Wirth, and Arnold Kanter. Robert Dean Blackwill (born August 8, 1939) is a retired American diplomat, author, and a senior fellow at the Council of Foreign Relations. Blackwill served as the United States Ambassador to India under President George W. Bush from 2001 to 2003 and as United States National Security Council Deputy for Iraq from 2003 to 2004, where he was a liaison between Paul Bremer and Condoleezza Rice. President Ronald Reagan nominated him to Senior Foreign Service, Class of Minister-Counselor on March 29, 1985, and designated him to be the chief negotiator of the US with the Warsaw Pact for the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions talks. Blackwill served in this position with the rank of Ambassador. On March 13, 1989, President George H. W. Bush appointed Blackwill as special assistant to the President for National Security Affairs and as senior director for European and Soviet Affairs. From 1978 to 1981, F. Stephen Larrabee served on the U.S. National Security Council staff in the White House as a specialist on Soviet–East European affairs and East-West political-military relations. He then held the Distinguished Chair in European Security at the RAND Corporation.