Breaking the Ice: Rapprochement Between East and West Germany, the United States and China, and Israel and Egypt

Breaking the Ice: Rapprochement Between East and West Germany, the United States and China, and Israel and Egypt

by Tony Armstrong
     
 

Taking an in-depth look at cases of the two Germanys, the United States and China, and Israel and Egypt, Armstrong examines why initiatives by Brandt, Nixon/Carter and Mao, and Sadat and Begin succeeded where previous attempts at rapprochement had failed.

The book looks first at the available theory and then at rapprochemnet in practice. Were there, the author asks,

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Taking an in-depth look at cases of the two Germanys, the United States and China, and Israel and Egypt, Armstrong examines why initiatives by Brandt, Nixon/Carter and Mao, and Sadat and Begin succeeded where previous attempts at rapprochement had failed.

The book looks first at the available theory and then at rapprochemnet in practice. Were there, the author asks, similarities between the three cases in terms of the prevailing international circumstances, the strategies and tactics adopted in the pursuit of improved relations, and the formal negotiations that ushered in the new relationships? Armstrong concludes that some underlying principles did indeed govern the shift from mutual antagonism to mutual acceptance--principles that may apply equally in today's post-Cold War world.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781878379269
Publisher:
United States Institute of Peace Press (USIP Press)
Publication date:
07/28/1993
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
208
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.45(h) x (d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
1Introduction3
2International Circumstances31
3Initial Strategies and Tactics69
4Formal Negotiations99
5Principles of Icebreaking133
Notes153
Select Bibliography171
Index179

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