Naval War College Review


Tom Fedyszyn


As the world steps farther away from the Cold War, the evolving structure of the international system continues to fascinate informed citizens as well as professional scholars. In this work, Joyce Kaufman, professor of political science at Whittier College, contributes to the debate on the evolution and fu- ture of the Atlantic Alliance, particu- larly as the situation in the Balkans confronted a post–Cold War (and ex- panding) NATO. In detailing the events between the collapse of Soviet commu- nism (1990) and the attack on the twin towers (2001), the author makes a forceful case for the need for a unified NATO alliance that is willing to use force if necessary to quell international instabilities.