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Problems Of Balkan Security: Southeastern Europe In The 1990s
Problems Of Balkan Security: Southeastern Europe In The 1990s
Edited by Paul S. Shoup
Wilson Center Press, 1990, 286 pp.

This latest and best survey by a battery of well-seasoned experts puts security in the Balkan region in its new dimensions as the Cold War ebbs. Superpower policies and strategies get due attention, but the focus is on the local scene and reemerging threats to security from economic crisis, political breakdown and hypernationalism. The authors look with interest and even anticipation on the revalidation of some old familiar terms, the "Balkan powder keg" and the timeless "Eastern Question."