Naval War College Review


The time has come to consolidate the gains of the post-Cold War period. There is an urgent need to overcome the present transitional and fluid phase in European history. After the undentandable hesitations of the last five yean, the rime is ripe to conclude a series of geopolitical deals in Europe that will overcome the legacies of the Cold War. The Central European agenda is not at all different from the European one; we have no special interests or fears. Nevertheless, at the heart of any successful rearrangement of European affia.in is the modification of Central Europe's geopolitical and strategic role in the context of East-West relations.