Accession Number : AD0610622

Title :   A VIEW OF U. S. -EUROPEAN RELATIONS IN 1964,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Mendershausen,Horst

Report Date : NOV 1964

Pagination or Media Count : 52

Abstract : This Memorandum passes in review some of the major aspects of U.S.-European relations as they appeared to the author during an extended visit to Western Europe in the spring and summer of 1964. The review points out three significant contrasts to the state of affairs two years earlier. In the summer of 1962, there was a sharpening of the central conflict with the Soviet Union, a discernible movement toward a Western European federal state, and an unfolding of President Kennedy's design of a partnership between the United States and the would-be United Europe. In 1964, by contrast, the central conflict had quieted remarkably, Western European integration had run into severe snags, and realization of the grand design had been blocked by the failure of the United Europe to emergy. Two similarities are also noted: the continued economic prosperity of most of Western Europe, and the continued debate over United States leadership. Despite some blemshes, neither the prosperity nor the leadership role seem to be much the worse for wear.

Descriptors :   (*UNITED STATES, FOREIGN POLICY), (*EUROPE, FOREIGN POLICY), HISTORY, USSR, FRANCE, WEST GERMANY, POLITICAL SCIENCE, ECONOMICS

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE