This is an examination of how the Conference on Security and Co-operation in Europe has dealt with the problem of European security. The book opens with an analysis of conditions in post-war Europe and shows how these gave rise to the CSCE and the Conference for Disarmament in Europe (CDE).
About the Author
John Freeman has been editor of Granta since 2009. He is the author of The Tyranny of E-Mail and former president of the National Book Critics Circle. His criticism has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and the Independent.
Table of ContentsPart 1 The War and the post-war period: post-war Europe. Part 2 the emergence of the CSCE: the German problem and the early proposals for a European security conference; the concept of a European Security conference, 1955-58; the road to Helsinki, 1969-73; Helsinki, 1973-75; military aspects of security at CSCE: the Belgrade meeting. Part 3 The CDE: Madrid and CSBMs; the Stockholm Conference; towards a successful outcome, 1984-86; agreement achieved; CDE and beyond - a provisional assessment.