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The Foundations of Ostpolitik: The Making of the Moscow Treaty between West Germany and the USSR

Julia von Dannenberg


Based on recently released archival sources, this book analyses the German-Soviet negotiations leading to the conclusion of the Moscow Treaty of August 1970. This treaty was the linchpin of the ‘New Ostpolitik’ launched by Chancellor Willy Brandt's government as a policy of reconciliation and an attempt to normalize relations with the countries of the Eastern bloc. Focusing on the decision-making processes, both within the German domestic political system as well as within the international context, this book offers a new interpretation of the shift from confrontational to détente politics at ... More

Keywords: Moscow Treaty, Willy Brandt, reconciliation, Social-Liberal, centralization, détente

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780199228195
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199228195.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Julia von Dannenberg, author
Investment Analyst for Lloyd George Management, London, covering EMEA markets such as Russia, Eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa