1991: After the Cold War

Nov 14, 2022

Akten zur Auswärtigen Politik der Bundesrepublik Deutschland
[Documents on the Foreign Policy of the Federal Republic of Germany]

Editing work by Matthias Peter, Christoph Johannes Franzen and Tim Szatkowski
Commissioned by the Federal Foreign Office, edited by the Institute for Contemporary History
General Editor: Andreas Wirsching
Co-Editors: Stefan Creuzberger and Hélène Miard-Delacroix
Senior Editor: Ilse Dorothee Pautsch

What was the world supposed to look like after the end of the Cold War? In German foreign policy, the focus was on shaping Europe with the Treaty of Maastricht and establishing a security system that would preserve the balance of Germany’s relationship with the crumbling USSR and the states in Central and Eastern Europe. The Golf War and attempts to prevent the Yugoslav conflict presented further challenges.

Matthias Peter, Christoph Johannes Franzen, Tim Szatkowski, Leibniz Institute for Contemporary History, Munich-Berlin, Germany.

De Gruyter Oldenbourg, 2022