1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

1989: The Struggle to Create Post-Cold War Europe

by Mary Elise Sarotte
     
 

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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

Overview

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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