"PEACEMAKING AND DEMOCRACY IN SOUTHERN AFRICA: ANAMERICAN VIEW"
The post-World War II international order has obviously changed dramatically. After 43 years the Cold War is no more, brought to a sudden end by the undeniable failure of communism to satisfy human needs and the internal collapse of the Soviet system. Confronted with the bankruptcy of Marxist thought, the majority of Moscow's former clients and satellites are experiencing dizzying intellectual and economic turmoil as they begin pursuing freedom and democracy. As a result, the East-West rivalry--which has dominated international relations for the past half century--has lost its driving tension. And in Africa, 29 of 51 sub-Saharan states have begun to embrace multiparty democracy.