1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

by Mary Elise Sarotte
     
 

ISBN-10: 0691143064

ISBN-13: 9780691143064

Pub. Date: 09/14/2009

Publisher: Princeton University Press

1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London, Paris, Bonn, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, and a dozen other locations, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia got

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1989 explores the momentous events following the fall of the Berlin Wall and the effects they have had on our world ever since. Based on documents, interviews, and television broadcasts from Washington, London, Paris, Bonn, Berlin, Warsaw, Moscow, and a dozen other locations, 1989 describes how Germany unified, NATO expansion began, and Russia got left on the periphery of the new Europe.

This updated edition contains a new afterword with the most recent evidence on the 1990 origins of NATO's post-Cold War expansion.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691143064
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
09/14/2009
Series:
Princeton Studies in International History and Politics Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
344
Product dimensions:
6.20(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations ix

Preface: A Brief Note on Scholarship and Sources xi

Abbreviations xvi

Introduction: Creating Post-Cold War Europe: 1989 and the Architecture of Order 1

Chapter 1: What Changes in Summer and Autumn 1989? 11

Tiananmen Fails to Transfer 16

The Americans Step Back 22

The Status Quo Ceases to Convince 25

East German Self-Confidence Rises 28

Television Transforms Reality 38

Chapter 2: Restoring Four-Power Rights, Reviving a Confederation in 1989 48

On the Night of November 9 50

What Next? 62

The Four (Occupying?) Powers 65

Candy, Fruit, and Sex 68

The Portugalov Push 70

Specters Revive 76

The Restoration and Revival Models Fall Apart 81

Chapter 3: Heroic Aspirations in 1990 88

The Round Table 92

Counterrevolution? 95

The Consequences of the Brush with a Stage of Terror 99

Emerging Controversy over Reparations and NATO 103

"NATO's Jurisdiction Would Not Shift One Inch Eastward" 107

Property Pluralism 115

Chapter 4: Prefab Prevails 119

The Security Solution: Two lus Four Equals NATO 120

The Political Solution: Article 23 129

The Economic Solution: Monetary Union 132

The Election Campaign and the Ways of the Ward Heeler 135

The Results of March 18 142

Reassuring European Neighbors 145

Chapter 5: Securing Building Permits 150

The First Carrot: Money 152

The Washington Summit 160

The Second Carrot: NATO Reform 169

Breakthrough in Russia 177

Pay Any Price 186

Conclusion: The Legacy of 1989 and 1990 195

Counterfactuals 196

Consequences 201

Afterword to the New Edition - Revisiting 1989-1990 and the Origins of NATO Expansion 215

Introduction: Fading Memories 215

Bearing Unwelcome Tidings 216

Genscher's Thinking on NATO Expansion to Eastern Europe in 1990 219

The Split Between Bush and Baker 221

Kohl and Gorbachev 223

The Consequences of Camp David 226

Conclusion: The Persistence of Preferred Memories 228

Acknowledgments 230

Notes 235

Bibliography 307

Index 337

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