After the Cold War: Europe’s New Political Architecture by Alpo M. Rusi

By Alpo M. Rusi

This booklet offers new and unheard of interpretations in regard to the post-World warfare 2 heritage of the East-West clash and demands interdisciplinary techniques in studying diplomacy. The systematic and political tactics are undoing the department of Europe and restoring an 'organically' interdependent continent. The occasions of 1989 in jap Europe are yet a harbinger of a brand new defense order in Europe and, for the 1st time because the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648 Europe attempts to appear past state-centered ideas of security.

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Within the framework of detente, West German Ostpolitik played an important, perhaps quite central, role. In retrospect, the policy of detente demonstrates a triumph of traditional diplomacy, in which questions of gains and losses are always relative-and every gain contains at least one major paradox. As mentioned above, detente developed in the aftermath of the Berlin and Cuban crises. In one respect, it is clear that Khrushchev's Cuban gamble was related to his desire to obtain political leverage over the German problem through a publicized shift in the strategic balance.

In addition, domestic sociopolitical changes in Eastern Europe and the process of integration then gathering force in Western Europe contributed to the erosion of the division of the continent. Indeed, especially since the late 1960s, postwar developments have not conformed to the rules of hostility reflected in Europe's bipolarity. The "European plant" has begun to sprout and even the mightiest artificial structures are shaking.

Indeed, without this support the FRG could not have proceeded with Ostpolitik at all. Brandt made clear that its foundation was in the Western alliance. As he stated in 1971: The FRG conducts its Ostpolitik not as a wanderer between the two worlds, but from a position firmly established in Western cooperation. Atlantic alliance and West European partnership are for us prerequisites for the success of conciliation with the East. 39 In the West European perspective, Brandt's Ostpolitik had to be coordinated with NATO and especially the United States.

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