Although the recent comment on the East European political scene that "Moscow's overwhelming...power is a diminishing and often unusable asset in keeping the former satellites in line" is essentially correct, Soviet East European relations are far too complex to be summarized in one broad value-judgment of this type.
"School of Naval Warfare: Diversity in Eastern Europe: Cohesion and Disunity,"
Naval War College Review: Vol. 20
, Article 5.
Available at: http://digital-commons.usnwc.edu/nwc-review/vol20/iss2/5