The Security Policies of the Former Warsaw Pact States

Deconstruction and Reconstruction

Book Chapter appearing in Postcommunist Eastern Europe

Postcommunist Eastern Europe

This volume explores the evolving relationship between Germany and the Russian Federation, the strategic balance in the northern tier of Eastern Europe and the disintegration and stagnation of much of the southern tier. It begins with an outline of the legacies of the 1989 revolutions, and moves on to address key questions about the nature of Eastern Europe`s geostrategic place in the international system and the practical problems faced in attempting to integrate with the developed countries of the West. The book concludes with an analysis of the region`s probable role in the early years of the next century. It also features a country-by-country overview of the Balkan situation, including prospects for the future.