donderdag 25 november 2010
European Foreign Policy during the Cold War: Heath, Brandt, Pompidou and the Dream of Political Unity
Europe's first attempts at a united foreign policy after 1969 were remarkably successful, but by 1974 this brief moment of concord had vanished. Why were the EC countries able to speak with one voice in the early 1970s, what caused European Political Cooperation to plunge into crisis, and what consequences--still felt today--did this have for Europe’s role in the world and its relations with the US? This ground-breaking book is the first to analyze this period using previously unavailable archival material and first-hand interviews. European Foreign Policy during the Cold War illuminates the challenge of establishing Europe as an effective political power with brilliant clarity. Filling an important gap in the history of Europe, it covers an issue that is highly topical and controversial today....