An unusually interesting mix of authors offers thoughtful reflections on what a world without the Cold War will mean to the United States and, to a lesser extent, to the Soviet Union. Therein lies the rub: the frame of reference is post-Cold War, not post-Soviet Union. Still, in its effort to integrate, rather than divorce, the effects on policy of domestic politics and the international setting, the volume offers a useful analytical advance. In some of the chapters not overtaken by events, such as Toby Gati's discussion of the United Nations, it provides ongoing insight.
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