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America, Germany, And The Future Of Europe
America, Germany, And The Future Of Europe
By Gregory F. Treverton
Princeton University Press, 1992, 240 pp

An expert on American-European relations, Treverton gives a splendidly compressed analysis of U.S. policy toward postwar Europe and especially toward Germany, the central problem and now the major power of Europe. Treverton writes authoritatively of U.S. policy and policymaking, and his view that even an America in long-range relative decline will remain a (diminished) presence in Europe seems highly plausible. A spirited summary of the past and a tour d'horizon of Europe's prospects concludes with the thought that "the international environment of the next decade or so will be relatively benign for the United States."