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Sicherheit und Entspannung: Zur Aussenpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1953-1982
Sicherheit und Entspannung: Zur Aussenpolitik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, 1953-1982
By Helga Haftendorn
Nomos, 1983, 767 pp.

A well-known German political scientist studies the major issues of West German foreign policy, with emphasis on the limited possibilities of autonomous action. The book is grounded on a fine mastery of the massive relevant literature. At present she sees the need to balance security demands within an Atlantic commitment with a policy of détente within a European commitment.