Spectacular developments have been taking place in the eastern part of the European continent during the summer and early fall of 1989. Turmoil, foment and radical change would only partially describe the almost daily political and economic shifts as I write this Epilogue in October. Reforms in Hungary and Poland seem to be moving at breakneck speed. In the Soviet Union domestic changes have been accompanied by dramatic announcements on relations with Eastern Europe. The past few months thus seem to have been among the most eventful in the post-war history of the region.