The first in what one hopes will be a series from the U.S. Naval Institute. The chapters of this survey, written by Naval Institute staff and a few consultants, consider a range of subjects from the security problems of the world's regions to international disputes about the oceans and peacekeeping to information technologies and changes in the very nature of the sovereign state. The result is an intelligent and occasionally provocative collection of studies. Handsomely produced, this volume makes ample and skillful use of color graphics, including charts, maps, and tables.