From Helsinki to Belgrade: The First CSCE Follow-up Meeting and the Crisis of Détente
Vladimir Bilandžić, Dittmar Dahlmann, Milan Kosanović
V&R unipress GmbH, 2012 - History - 334 pages
After the heads of state and government of almost all European countries, the USA, and Canada signed the Final Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe in Helsinki on August 1st, 1975, little was heard about the CSCE process. However, far away from the headline-grabbing meetings between the leading politicians of the USA and the USSR as well as the Geneva negotiations on disarmament, the Helsinki process proved to be an efficient framework for the East-West negotiations. The inconclusive Belgrade CSCE Meeting of 1977-1978 - after six months the delegations were only able to agree on a brief final document - was nevertheless a significant milestone for the CSCE process itself: negotiation rules were drawn up, interpreted, negotiated and re-negotiated. The contributions to this volume offer solid insights into the follow-up meeting in Belgrade in 1977/78, the Cold War, and in particular the CSCE process.
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Introduction Belgrade CSCE Followup Meeting 1977 78 Thirty Years
Ambassador American Archive Belgrade conference Belgrade meeting Berlin bilateral Bonn Brezhnev British Brzezinski BStU Carter Charter 77 Cold Cold War Commission communist Conference on Security confrontation Cooperation in Europe countries CSCE CSCE follow-up meeting CSCE Notes Belgrade CSCE process DASMIP December delegation diplomatic discussion dissidents dŘtente draft East European East-West Eastern Europe economic European security February final document Finland Finnish Foreign Affairs Foreign Minister foreign policy Goldberg Helsinki Final Act Helsinki process Honecker human rights Ibid implementation initiatives January Jimmy Carter Josip Broz Tito Kekkonen Kissinger KSZE leadership March military Moscow NATO negotiations Nixon Non-Aligned Movement October OSCE Ostpolitik participating peace Plenary meeting Poland Polish political position President proposal relations Renk Papers Republic role Schmidt Security and Cooperation socialist Soviet bloc Soviet Union strategy superpowers talks Third Basket USSR Vance Warsaw Pact West German Western Yugoslav Yugoslavia