The Balkans have been a storm center of world politics for more than a thousand years. There is no hope of security in Europe or in the world unless our policymakers learn how to bring peace where peace has seldom been before.. Professor Tomasic has here made a basic analysis of the factors which account for the “Balkan cockpit”. Blending the data and concepts of psychology, psychiatry, sociology, anthropology, economics and history, Professor Tomasic has produced a work that may well serve as a model for “the new policy sciences”. One challenging negative conclusion stands out: the incorporation of the Balkans in the Soviet power bloc is not the answer. Tomasic analyzes the policy alternatives open to America and the United Nations for the achievement of peace in Southeastern Europe.