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Author Lippert, Werner D., 1972-

Title The economic diplomacy of Ostpolitik : origins of NATO's energy dilemma / Werner D. Lippert.

Imprint New York : Berghahn Books, 2010.

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Description 1 online resource (xviii, 238 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Ch. 1. Détente, trade, and the alliance -- ch. 2. Of honeymoons and idealism (1968-1970) -- ch. 3. Westhandel and the alliance (1970-1972) -- ch. 4. The origins of NATO's energy dilemma (1972-1974) -- ch. 5. Helsinki and the fall of Détente (1975-1982) -- ch. 6. Conclusion : a permanent energy dilemma for the west?
Summary Despite the consensus that economic diplomacy played a crucial role in ending the Cold War, very little research has been done on the economic diplomacy during the crucial decades of the 1970s and 1980s. This book fills the gap by exploring the complex interweaving of East-West political and economic diplomacies in the pursuit of détente. The focus on German chancellor Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik reveals how its success was rooted in the usage of energy trade and high tech exchanges with the Soviet Union. His policies and visions are contrasted with those of U.S. President Richard Nixon and the.
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Subject Cold War -- Economic aspects.
Diplomacy -- Economic aspects.
Germany (West) -- Foreign economic relations -- Soviet Union.
Soviet Union -- Foreign economic relations -- Germany (West)
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- Economics.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- International -- General.
HISTORY -- General.
International economic relations.
Germany (West)
Soviet Union.
Cold War (1945-1989)
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Lippert, Werner D., 1972- Economic diplomacy of Ostpolitik. New York : Berghahn Books, 2010 (DLC) 2010023972
ISBN 9781845455743 (electronic bk.)
1845455746 (electronic bk.)
9781845457501 (alk. paper)