The subject of this book is Europe after the cold war. The European security landscape has changed considerably. The period from November 1989 to November 1990 can be compared with such decisive dates in twentieth-century European history as 1918 and 1945. Germany and Europe have entered a crucial period of transition. While it was relatively easy to describe the dramatic events and changes in the making, it is now more difficult to demonstrate their mutual
relationships within the framework of the new European system emerging from them. The documents published in this volume - many of them for the first time - provide an important
record of this historic period. Key papers by some of the leading German politicians of this period, delivered at Potsdam in February 1990, are also presented. The volume provides the background for a better understanding of developments in Europe - particularly the role of the new German state, to contribute to a sober assessment of the role which the united Germany can play in an emerging new structure for European security, and to facilitate further research on
these topics and related issues.
Anglo German Review
`An impressive list of contributors ... provides a useful snapshot of a fast-moving scene.'
'attractively-produced volume ... a valuable reference source'
Hans Lohneis, Polytechnic of West London, German Politics
'This book is extremely interesting and thought provoking particularly in view of the developments in the Soviet Union subsequent to the publication of the volume.'
USI Journal, Oct/Dec 1991
'provides a invaluable record and analysis of the dramatic transformations that swept the heart of the continent between November 1989 and November 1990 ... This book should ... be of considerable utility to all those interested in this fascinating but complicated bundle of issues.'
Adrian G.V. Hyde-Price, University of Southampton, West European Politics, Vol. 15, No. 1, January 1992
'The volume represents an invaluable primary source on this most eventful and decisive period of postwar European history.'
A. Pickel, Trent University, Choice, Mar '92
'the book's main value lies in its collection of primary sources; it gives no answers to the 'German question', but can be useful in later research on the place of Germany in the new European saecurity order'
Journal of Peace Research, Vol. 30, No.1, February 1993
I. A European Peace Order and the Responsibility of the German states; Christa Luft: The network of FRG-GDR agreements and the future of Europe; Hand-Dietrich Genscher: German responsibility for a peaceful order in Europe; Walter Momper: Berlin and European developments; A panel discussion: Elections in the GDR: European aspects; Max Schmidt: German unity and security in Europe; Karl E. Birnbaum: The research agenda ahead: lessons for institutes; Adam Daniel
Rotfeld: The future of Europe and Germany: conference summary; II. Documents on German unification and European security