Accession Number : AD0654679

Title :   CRISIS AND CATHARSIS IN THE MIDDLE EAST 1965, A CHAPTER OF GERMAN FOREIGN POLICY,

Corporate Author : RAND CORP SANTA MONICA CALIF

Personal Author(s) : Speier,Hans

Report Date : JUN 1967

Pagination or Media Count : 78

Abstract : German military help to Israel on behalf of the United States was discontinued because it was judged to have an adverse effect on the chances of reunification. But this decision, too, had broader implication. It was taken in an effort to disentangle the Federal Republic from the arms race in the Middle East, from the struggle between Germany's Western allies and the communist powers. The Federal Republic wanted to disengage itself from world politics, just as it had refused to support British policy in Cyprus or to give a token of material support to the U. S. effort in Vietnam. It therefore appears that 'independence' of German foreign policy may mean two very different things. It may be advocated by those who wish the Federal Republic to pursue a more energetic policy of its own (on reunification) but also by those who wish that it avoid 'unpleasant participation in foreign risks' and stay out of political conflicts. (Author)

Descriptors :   (*MIDDLE EAST, COLD WAR), (*EAST GERMANY, FOREIGN POLICY), (*WEST GERMANY, FOREIGN POLICY), EGYPT, ISRAEL, POLITICAL SCIENCE, FOREIGN AID, GOVERNMENT(FOREIGN), WEAPONS

Subject Categories : Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE