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European Foreign Policy During the Cold War: Heath, Brandt, Pompidou and the Dream of Political Unity

European Foreign Policy During the Cold War: Heath, Brandt, Pompidou and the Dream of Political Unity
Daniel Mockli

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This is the first comprehensive study of European foreign policy in this period. It is based on extensive and original interviews with Henry Kissinger among others and lots of new, previously unavailable primary sources. It addresses the very current issue of American-European relations.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 analyse 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.

Author Info

Daniel Mockli is a Senior Researcher at the Center for Security Studies, Zurich. He specialises in European foreign and security policy post-1945. He has studied History, International Relations and English Literature at the University of Kent at Canterbury and the University of Zurich.

Bibliographic Info

Imprint: I.B.Tauris
Publisher: I.B.Tauris & Co. Ltd.

ISBN: 9781845118068
Publication Date: 30 Oct 2008
Number of Pages: 488
Height: 234
Width: 156

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