In This Review

Europe, America And South Africa
Europe, America And South Africa
Edited by Gregory F. Treverton
Council on Foreign Relations, 1988, 138 pp.

Britain's Francis Pym, the Netherland's Max van der Stoel, France's Claude Cheysson and America's Herman Nickel and Donald McHenry wrestle with the dilemmas that South Africa poses for Western policy. These thoughtful essays suggest that European elites are as divided as their American counterparts over what to do and that these intraregional policy divisions are more consequential than any generalized transatlantic split. At base are constraints of economic interest and deep-seated beliefs about the relative efficacy of isolation and dialogue as means of persuasion. Whatever their preferences, all agree that the present level of Western sanctions is not likely to be reduced.