This edited volume uses newly released archival material to show linkages between the development of the European Union and the Cold War.
Containing essays by well-known Cold War scholars such as Jussi Hanhimaki, Wilfried Loth and Piers Ludlow, the book looks at:
- France, where neither de Gaulle nor Pompidou felt committed to the status quo in East-West or West-West relations
- Germany, where Brandt’s Ostpolitik was acknowledged to be linked to the success of Bonn’s Westpolitik
- and Britain, where the move towards Community membership was tightly bound up with a variety of calculations about the organization of the West and its approach to the Cold War.
Nixon and Kissinger’s policies are set out as the background of US policy against which each of the European players was compelled to operate, explaining how Washington saw European integration as part of the over-arching Cold War.
European Integration and the Cold War will appeal to students of Cold War history, European politics, and international history.
Table of Contents
Introduction Piers Ludlow France 1. The Linkage Between European Integration And Detente: De Gaulle's and Pompidou’s Contrasting Approaches (1965-1974) Georges Henri Soutou 2.‘Grandeur et Dépendances’: The Dilemmas of Gaullist Foreign Policy, September 1967-April 1968 Garret Martin Germany 3. Détente and European Integration in the policies of Willy Brandt and Georges Pompidou Wilfried Loth 4. New Ospolitik and European Integration:Concept and Policies in the Brandt Era Andreas Wilkens Britain 5. Anglo-American Relations, the Atlantic Alliance and European unity, 1965-1968 James Ellison 6. Anglo-French relations, detente and Britain's second application for membership of the EEC, 1966-1967 Helen Parr The Netherlands 7. The Netherlands, the Gaullist challenge and the evolving Cold War, 1966-1973 Jan van der Harst The Community Institutions 8. An Insulated Community? The Community Institutions and the Cold War, 1965-1970 Piers Ludlow The United States 9. Searching For a Balance: The American Perspective Jussi Hanhimaki. Conclusions Piers Ludlow