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Author Schulz, Matthias, 1964-

Title The strained alliance : U.S.-European relations from Nixon to Carter / Matthias Schulz, Thomaas A. Schwartz

Publ Info Washington, D.C. : German Historical Institute ; Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2010
 RWU Main Library  D1065.U5 S293 2010    AVAILABLE
 URI  D1065 U5 S293 2010    AVAILABLE
Descript xiv, 383 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Publications of the German Historical Institute
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Disturbing American leadership? Détente and German ostpolitik. U.S. détente and West German ostpolitik : parallels and frictions / Gottfried Niedhart ; The Nixon administration and West German ostpolitick, 1969-1973 / Bernd Schaefer ; The economics of ostpolitick : West Germany, the United States, and the gas pipeline deal / Werner D. Lippert ; Odd man out? The CDU-CSU, ostpolitik, and the Atlantic Alliance / Ronald J. Granieri -- A widening Atlantic? The relaunching of Europe and the collapse of the transatlantic monetary order. The Hague summit of the European community, Britain's entry, and the new Atlantic partnership, 1969-1970 / Claudia Hiepel ; Unraveling the ties that really bind : the dissolution of the transatlantic monetary order and European monetary cooperation, 1965-1973 / Hubert Zimmermann ; Toward a "community of stability"? The Deutsche Mark between European and Atlantic priorities, 1968-1973 / William G. Gray ; The politics of planes and engines : Anglo-American relations during the Rolls-Royce-Lockheed crisis, 1970-1971 / Raj Roy -- Reasserting U.S. leadership? Kissinger's year of Europe and beyond. Asserting Europe's distinct identity : the EC Nine and Kissinger's year of Europe / Daniel Möckli ; Kissinger's year of Europe, Britain's year of choice / Alastair Noble ; West Germany's long year of Europe : Bonn between Europe and the United States / Fabian Hilfrich ; The United States, Western Europe, and the conference on security and cooperation in Europe, 1972-1975 / Sarah B. Snyder -- Allied voices, American choices : the demise of détente and the search for consensus. The reluctant European : Helmut Schmidt, the European community, and transatlantic realtions / Matthias Schulz ; The quest for leadership in a time of peace : Jimmy Carter and Western Europe, 1977-1981 / Joe Renouard and D. Nathan Vigil ; The United States, Europe, and the NATO dual-track decision / Joachim Scholtyseck -- Epilogue. The superpower and the union in the making : U.S.-European relations, 1969-1980 / Matthias Schulz and Thomas A. Schwartz
Note "Using a wide array of recently declassified archival materials in the United States and Western Europe, this collection offers new insights into the changing dynamics of transatlantic relations during the era of détente (1969-1980). Whereas prior studies of this decade have focused on the end of the Vietnam War or U.S.-Soviet relations, this volume reveals why bitter conflicts developed between the U.S. and its European allies, and how, contrary to conventional wisdom, European integration evolved less as a consequence of Washington's support than as a result of America's relative decline and growing U.S.-European discord. Taking into account the developments in various bilateral and multilateral settings, such as the European Community, the Helsinki process, and the G-7 summits, the contributions show that a common alliance strategy has always been a difficult undertaking, often the result of bitter confrontation and painful compromises. With clear overtones to more recent disputes, this collection demonstrates there was never a "golden age" of transatlantic harmony"--Provided by publisher
LC subject Europe -- Foreign relations -- United States
United States -- Foreign relations -- Europe
Detente -- History -- 20th century
European cooperation -- History -- 20th century
Europe -- Economic integration -- History
European federation -- History -- 20th century
European Economic Community -- History
Add Author Schwartz, Thomas Alan, 1954-
German Historical Institute in London
ISBN 9780521899994 (hardback)
0521899990 (hardback)