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Between The Blocs: Problems And Prospects For Europe's Neutrals And Nonaligned States
Between The Blocs: Problems And Prospects For Europe's Neutrals And Nonaligned States
Edited by Joseph Kruzel and Michael H. Haltzel
Woodrow Wilson Center/New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990, 323 pp

John Foster Dulles is long gone, but still Americans are prone to regard neutrality as, if not a sin, then a nuisance. This volume is a welcome antidote, neither extolling nor dismissing neutrality. Rather, it demonstrates the range of both the forms of, and the challenges to, neutrality. Kruzel's fine conclusion stresses the contrast between neutral realists, who believe quiet voices befit small powers, and neutral idealists, who seek to reshape the international system. This book is all the more valuable as Europe confronts new neutrals from Eastern Europe and new roles for neutrality in the post-Cold War order.