European Integration and the Cold War: Ostpolitik-Westpolitik, 1965-1973

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N. Piers Ludlow
Routledge, Jun 11, 2007 - History - 208 pages
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This edited volume uses newly released archival material to show linkages between the development of the European Union and the Cold War.

Containing essays by well-known Cold War scholars such as Jussi Hanhimaki, Wilfried Loth and Piers Ludlow, the book looks at:

  • France, where neither de Gaulle nor Pompidou felt committed to the status quo in East-West or West-West relations
  • Germany, where Brandt’s Ostpolitik was acknowledged to be linked to the success of Bonn’s Westpolitik
  • and Britain, where the move towards Community membership was tightly bound up with a variety of calculations about the organization of the West and its approach to the Cold War.

Nixon and Kissinger’s policies are set out as the background of US policy against which each of the European players was compelled to operate, explaining how Washington saw European integration as part of the over-arching Cold War.

European Integration and the Cold War will appeal to students of Cold War history, European politics, and international history.

  

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Contents

Introduction
1
The contrasting approaches of de Gaulle and Pompidou 1965 to 1974
11
The dilemmas of Gaullist foreign policy September 1967 to April 1968
36
3 Détente and European integration in the policies of Willy Brandt and Georges Pompidou
53
Concept and policies in the Brandt era
67
5 AngloFrench relations détente and Britains second application for membership of the EEC 1964 to 1967
81
AngloAmerican relations Europe and détente 1965 to 1967
105
7 The Netherlands the Gaullist challenge and the evolving Cold War 1966 to 1973
128
The Community institutions and the Cold War 1965 to 1970
137
The American perspective
152
Conclusions
174
Bibliography
180
Index
190
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