East Central Europe After The Warsaw Pact

East Central Europe After The Warsaw Pact

by Andrew Michta


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East Central Europe After The Warsaw Pact by Andrew Michta

Andrew A. Michta examines the security of Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary in the aftermath of the 1989 collapse of communism and the Soviet empire in Eastern Europe. He reviews the old geopolitical dilemmas in the region as well as the new conditions in Europe as it approaches the remainder of the decade, and offers a country-by-country discussion of security policies and military reforms underway in the region.

The analysis is set against a background discussion of the region's history as well as a review of the key events leading to the disintegration of the Warsaw Treaty Organization, including the reformulation of Soviet security policy in the late 1980s. Michta concludes with an assessment of security challenges facing the Triangle states of Poland, Czechoslovakia, and Hungary as they work to join Western Europe by the end of the decade. He argues that the Triangle will remain in a gray security zone in Europe for the foreseeable future, with an implicit security commitment from NATO, but without explicit formal security guarantees.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780313278860
Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
Publication date: 03/17/1992
Series: Contributions in Political Science Series , #29
Pages: 216
Product dimensions: 6.14(w) x 9.21(h) x 0.50(d)
Lexile: 1690L (what's this?)

About the Author

ANDREW A. MICHTA is Assistant Professor of International Studies at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tennessee, where he holds the Metrie Willigar Buckman Chair of International Studies. Dr. Michta is the author of Red Eagle: The Army in Polish Politics, 1944-1988, and a number of articles on Soviet and East European politics.

Table of Contents


The Legacy of Geopolitics, 1918-1985

The Collapse of the Warsaw Pact

Poland between Two Great Powers

Czechoslovakia in Search of Confederated Europe

Hungary's Road to Western Europe

Conclusion: Europe's New Eastern Frontier

Selected Bibliography


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