"In the paper by Kruger and De Wit, the important issue of mineral laws and greater equity in a future South Africa is critically examined. Lourens and Kotze cast an eye on the recently held white General Election of May 1987 and suggest an alternative interpretation. Chris Gregory explores the relationship between ideology and power politics in Soviet foreign policy, while Hauner examines the role of the Soviet Eurasian empire in the Indo-Persian Corridor, of particular interest in the light of the developing confrontation in the Gulf region.