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Les Alliances dans le Système Mondial
Les Alliances dans le Système Mondial
By Charles Zorgbibe
Presses Universitaires de France, 1983, 259 pp

Drawing on a plenitude of examples from the days of Ramses II to those of Henry Kissinger, a prominent French jurist and specialist in international relations investigates the pathology of alliances and regional systems. Much of the effort is an exercise in comparison and classification, well done but not particularly novel, but in time the author comes to a keen analysis of the two "holy alliances with a global vocation," NATO and the Warsaw Pact, which is interesting for its specific concern with the interests of Europe that do not coincide with those of the big two.