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Die Neue Ostpolitik în aplicare. Tratatele Estice între proiectare şi ratificare
Implementing the Neue Ostpolitik. The Eastern Treaties between draft and ratification

Author(s): Raul Denize
Subject(s): History
Published by: Institutul de Istorie Nicolae Iorga
Keywords: Neue Ostpolitik, Willy Brandt, Cold War, Federal Republic of Germany, Treaty of Moscow (1970).

Summary/Abstract: This study examines the making of the treaties which shaped the „new Eastern policy“ of the Federal Republic of Germany. This was a complicated process which involved complex negociations with the Soviet Union, the GDR, Poland and Czechoslovakia. The government in Bonn also needed to carefully observe the attitude of its Western allies, especially that of the United States, which was of crucial importance in order to achieve a succesfull outcome for its foreign policy initiatives. Domestic politics were also filled with tension because many were opposed to a policy which seemed to consolidate the division of Germany. Finally, in the long run, the „new Eastern policy“ had a profound impact on the international scene by weakening the position of the Eastern Bloc in general and that of the GDR in particular.

  • Issue Year: 2014
  • Issue No: 1
  • Page Range: 161-177
  • Page Count: 17
  • Language: Romanian