His was the age of Ostpolitik
and detente, of the first global oil crisis, of economic recession, stagflation and the return to Europe of mass unemployment.
The Social Democrats are more Russia-friendly, going back to the days of German detente policy, known as Ostpolitik
, and continue to opt for engagement over confrontation.
If this vision could shade into the advocacy of neutralism, it also presaged the SPD's later Ostpolitik
under Willy Brandt, which partly aimed to overcome Cold War divides in Central and Eastern Europe.
Under the pontificate of Paul VI, with the participation of Archbishop Casaroli, what is called the Ostpolitik
of the Holy See had to confront regimes determined to make Christianity and the Church disappear.
We had some doubts about Brandt's Ostpolitik
at the beginning, but later, we worked very closely with him.
It remains to be seen whether dinner with Putin marks a return to the island's traditional Ostpolitik
or whether Anastasiades will ride the storm and continue investing in a future under the umbrella of western influence.
First, Merkel is very cautious and unemotional; second, she witnessed Brant's policy of Ostpolitik
establish rapprochement between the USSR and the West; and third, her knowledge of Russia allows her to see the world through Putin's eyes.
Hiden, John (1987) The Baltic states and Weimar Ostpolitik
Bruno Kreisky, who championed US-Soviet rapprochement in the post detente, post Ostpolitik
phase of the Cold War.
Turkey has a rapidly growing economy and a powerful military, which combine with the distancing from Europe to give Ankara its own version of Ostpolitik
, to make up for an ongoing century of Ottoman stigma and relative absence from Mideast affairs.
of Pennsylvania) explores the differing strategies and visions of detente towards the Soviet bloc exhibited by the Nixon administration and by West German Chancellor Willy Brandt's Ostpolitik
(East Politics) through the lens of economic diplomacy and trade interests.
Hallier, "Der Heilige Stuhl und die deutsche Frage: Ein Kapitel vatikanischer Ostpolitik
1945-1990," Quartalschrift fur Christliche Altertumskunde und Kirchengeschiehte 90 (1995): 235-55.