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A new ostpolitik - strategies for a United Europe

A new ostpolitik - strategies for a United Europe

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Published by Bertelsmann Foundation Publishers in Gütersloh .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • European federation,
  • European Economic Community countries -- Politics and government

  • Edition Notes

    StatementWerner Weidenfeld (ed.).
    SeriesStrategies for Europe
    ContributionsWeidenfeld, Werner, Bertelsmann Stiftung (Gütersloh, Germany)
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsHC241.2 .N486 1996
    The Physical Object
    Pagination32 p.
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL17350879M
    ISBN 103892048150
    OCLC/WorldCa449914884

    Ostpolitik was a political and diplomatic policy of West Germany (which, at that time, was a state independent of East Germany) towards Eastern Europe and the USSR, which sought closer ties (economic and political) between the two and recognition of the current boundaries (including the German Democratic Republic as a state) in the hope of a long term ‘thaw’ in the Cold War and eventual.   This concise, well-written discussion of the new Europe is a useful introduction to the history of the European Union. Perhaps in the interest of readability, former Washington Post London bureau chief T.R. Reid portrays the E.U. as a threat to the United States and permits himself the luxury of somewhat breathless speculation.4/5(31).

      But Steinmeier's forceful response to the Ukraine crisis signals that German foreign policy is entering a very new era. Frank-Walter Steinmeier, Germany’s foreign minister, inherited a long German tradition of bracketing human rights concerns when dealing with : Jakob Mischke, Andreas Umland. The relationship between Germany and Russia has been one of Europe and the world’s most significant and complex in the past century, from titanic clashes in both world wars to the Cold War division of Germany, to the Bundesrepublik’s Ostpolitik, which paved the way for Germany’s unification to deep economic and energy ties in the 21st century. In the past two years, the Ukraine.

    Timothy Garton Ash's new book never quite answers the question. Did Ostpolitik Work? By Gordon A. Craig January/February Save to Pocket with it, the division of Europe, is not to its advantage. We must watch to see when the moment comes, and when a time nears, or seems to near, that presents a favorable opportunity, then we must. Recognized GDR (German Democratic Republic/East Germany) and promoted closer economic ties with it and rest of Eastern Europe. Many in US govt concerned by this but in long-term analysis, increased communication with successful Western states went a long way towards helping those behind the "Iron Curtain" realize the disadvantages of the.


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This strategy is to strengthen the reform states' own efforts by distinct measures and increase the enlargement capacity of the European Union.

This volume presents an overall approach by merging these elements. By designing a new Ostpolitik, it opens perspectives for a Europe without new divides. III. Aims of the EU Ostpolitik 73 1. Central and Eastern Europe: integration into the EU 73 2.

The Balkans: stabilising peace 76 3. Russia and the CIS: cooperation and "strategic partnership" 79 IV. Strategies of a new Ostpolitik 83 1. Central and Eastern Europe: strategy for enlargement 83 Efforts to be made by the associated states This book examines the yearswhen Brandt broke the Cold War stalemate in Europe by assuming responsibility for the crimes of the Third Reich and by formally renouncing several major West German claims, while also launching an assertive policy toward his Communist neighbors and conducting a deft balancing act between East and : Hardcover.

From New Ostpolitik to "Strategic Partnership" - Katja Seidel: Actors and Ideas. Tracing Continuities in European Agricultural Policy - Alexander Reinfeldt: United on the Road to Europe.

Supranational, Governmental and Non-Governmental Information Efforts in Britain, - Simone Paoli: Between Sovereignty Dilemmas and Cultural Strategies. The fact that, for the FDP (the German Liberals), Schollwer also started working on plans to achieve unification within a European security system as early as /63 is yet another proof for the need to track the origins of the international-system strategy within the new Ostpolitik to an earlier date; it is also a further indication of the external influences acting on its akers.

17 After the Social-Liberal. A new Ostpolitik “must take into account the needs of all Europeans—those of the Baltic states and Poland as well as those of the western [European] countries.“ In order to achieve this unity, Germany should act as a bridge-builder, counterbalancing the recent drift between the EU’s East and West triggered by the refugee crisis.

1 Ostpolitik and the World, – Introduction carole fink and bernd schaefer Recent studies of the Cold War are transcending a narrow focus on the four decades of superpower rivalry.1 We now recognize that leaders and governments outside of Washington and Moscow also exerted political,File Size: KB.

Transatlantic Strategy Group: Future Scenarios for The United States, Russia and Europe. For the past three years I have partnered with my colleague Stefan Meister, head of the Robert Bosch Center at the German Council on Foreign Relations (DGAP), and the Robert Bosch Stiftung to explore Russia-European-American dynamics in a turbulent time.

Neue Ostpolitik (German for "new eastern policy"), or Ostpolitik for short, was the normalization of relations between the Federal Republic of Germany (FRG, or West Germany) and Eastern Europe, particularly the German Democratic Republic (GDR, or East Germany) beginning in Influenced by Egon Bahr, who proposed "change through rapprochement " in a speech at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing.

Europe.2 Europe was a matter of public debate and to a certain extent a controversial one. In contrast to the discourse on Europe the debate on Ostpolitik was almost without any controversies and eventually it was backed by „the entire British establishment“.3 Certain aspects of Ostpolitik, such as the.

A new Ostpolitik “must take into account the needs of all Europeans—those of the Baltic states and Poland as well as those of the western [European] countries.“ In order to achieve this unity, Germany should act as a bridge-builder, counterbalancing the recent drift between the EU’s East and West triggered by the refugee crisis.

Book description: From the mids to the mids West German foreign policy underwent substantial transformations: from bilateral to multilateral, from reactive to proactive. The Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe (CSCE) was an ideal setting for this evolution, enabling the Federal Republic to Author: Petri Hakkarainen.

The United States placed a great deal of emphasis on West Germany as part of its evolving containment of communism strategy. The FRG was recognized as a nation in and integrated into NATO in During the late s under West Germany's Grand Coalition, a slow but steady move toward an Ostpolitik.

Ostpolitik, (German: “Eastern Policy”) West German foreign policy begun in the late s. Initiated by Willy Brandt as foreign minister and then chancellor, the policy was one of détente with Soviet-bloc countries, recognizing the East German government and expanding commercial relations with other Soviet-bloc countries.

Treaties were concluded in with the Soviet Union, renouncing. A new Ostpolitik: strategies for a united Europe by Eric von Breska (Book) 3 editions published between and in English and held by WorldCat member libraries worldwide. the United States.

Brandt’s policy was the new Ostpolitik, or East Politics, a “ Wandel durch Annäherung” or “change through rapprochement” policy that would allow West Germany to pursue normalization of relations with the Eastern bloc. 2 Through this new approach, Brandt began to embrace “a pan-European peace concept and anchored his.

Germany and Russia A new Ostpolitik. The two big parties differ, but Germans are hardening their views on Russia. -The "New Ostpolitik" was built upon American and French strategies instituted from /61 As a strategic planning game, Ostpolitik was an intelligent, early reaction to the new approaches developed under de Gaulle and Kennedy.

Seen from Berlin – but not only from. Egon Bahr’s strategy of ‘change through cooperation’ (Wandel durch Annäherung) created a new quality in international relations, opening more doors than the arms race. The Treaty of Warsaw – at first so controversial in German society and so unbearable for conservatives tirelessly demanding reunification with Silesia – turned out to.

This chapter traces key moments in the interaction between the expellee groups and West German political elites from the start of the new Ostpolitik in to German reunification two decades later.

The period was characterized by the continued decline of the expellee lobby's power. The backward-looking organizations found themselves increasingly isolated in West German public life, with ever. As the book shows, the change of government to a Social-Liberal coalition was the first important precondition for Ostpolitik, while the speedy conclusion of the Moscow Treaty owed much to the.When Angela Merkel was first elected German chancellor in Novemberthe country’s eastern neighbours looked on in anticipation.

The pastor’s daughter raised in communist East Germany had.Search the world's most comprehensive index of full-text books. My library.