Gregory Treverton reviews the significant episodes in Europe's history after World War II, emphasizing America's preoccupation with Europe and the decisive effect of U.S. foreign policy on European security and economic arrangements during the postwar years.
Originally published in 1992.
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"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."--Foreign Affairs
"Treverton is a hands-on thinker, expert in the history of all the myriad governmental groups involved in European policy."--Kirkus Reviews
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