This book discusses Berlin's future from the perspective of all the major national actors involved. It shows how the perceptions, stakes, and even risks of the Berlin issue vary by nation and explores the reasons why Berlin is likely to continue to be an obstacle to East-West cooperation.
1. Introduction: Divided Berlin in Postwar Politics Part One: The West 2. The United States and Berlin 3. Western Europe and West Berlin 4. Paris, Moscow and the Berlin Problem Part Two: The East 5. West Berlin-GDR Relations: A West German Perspective 6. The Relations Between West Berlin and the Warsaw Pact States 7. Berlin and East German-Soviet Relations 8. Berlin and the GDR: From Crisis Point to Bargaining Chip Part Three: Prospects for Berlin: Economic and Social Trends 9. West Berlin and the Two Germanies: The Interplay of Political and Economic Motives 10. Postwar Berlin: Divided City