This book presents the work of leading experts from Austria, Finland, Sweden, and Switzerland on the changing opportunities and challenges faced by the neutral states of Europe. It outlines some of the political changes that have recently taken place in the Soviet Union and Eastern Europe.
Preface -- Foreword -- Neutral Security Policies in the Wake of the IMF Treaty and the Vienna CSCE Follow-up Meeting -- Swiss Security Policy in a Changing Strategic Environment -- Challenges and Opportunities in New Political Scenarios for Europe: An Austrian Perspective -- Neutrality and the Nordic Security Pattern: A Swedish Perspective -- Neutral Military Security in a Changing Europe: A Finnish View -- The European Neutrals and West European Economic Integration -- The Evolution of EC-EFTA Relations and Austria’s Integration Policy -- Finland and West European Economic Integration -- Switzerland and the European Community -- A Swedish View of 1992 and Swedish Neutrality Policy in a Changing Europe -- The European Neutrals and New Developments in Eastern Europe -- Perestroika, Neutrality, and Finnish-Soviet Relations -- The Soviet Union and Swiss Neutrality -- The Impact of Developments in the East European “Socialist” States on Austria’s Neutrality -- Is There Today a Specific Soviet Outlook on Neutrality? -- Possibilities and Limitations for Neutral “Bridge-Building” and Future Cooperation Among the Neutral States of Europe -- New Roles for the European Neutrals? Traditional Functions and New Challenges for Neutral Policies in Europe -- Austria’s Changing Role in a Changing Europe -- Finnish Bridge-Building in a Changing Europe -- Swiss Bridge-Building Contributions -- The European Neutrals Facing the Challenges of the 1990s