This book examines the political and economic premises behind American and West German approaches toward East-West commerce and analyzes the degree to which views differ. It presents wide-ranging and conflicting views on issues that are of vital significance for Western security.
Part One: The Political Dimension 1. US-Soviet Relations: Detente or Cold War? 2. Soviet-West German Relations Under Helmut Kohl: Continuity or Change? Part Two: The Economic Dimension 3. Soviet-West German Economic Relations: The Soviet Perspective 4. Soviet-West German Economic Relations: The West German Perspective 5. Basic Issues in US-Soviet Economic Relations Part Three: The Security Dimension 6. United States Policy on Strategic Trade with the Soviet Bloc 7. East-West Trade: A Commerce Department Perspective Part Four: Toward Anew German-American Consensus 8. The Fragile US-West German Consensus 9. The Future of Inter-German Political and Economic Relations