This study adds a significant perspective to an important episode in Cold War History. The subject of this book is the policy of the two Germanies towards the talks on Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions (MBFR) in Europe during the 1970s. Negotiations on MBFR continued for a long time without progress. There has been much speculatuion about the motivations of the Eastern side. This book makes use of newly declassified files to reveals the true purposes and intentions of the Warsaw Pact in those negotiations.
CHRISTOPH BLUTH is Professor of International Studies at the University of Leeds. He was previously Professor and Director of the Graduate School of European and International Studies at the University of Reading. He is the author of numerous books and articles on international security, including, Germany and the Future of European Security (Palgrave, 2000); The Nuclear Challenge (Ashgate, 2000); Britain, Germany and Western Nuclear Strategy (OUP, 1995) and Soviet Strategic Arms Policy Before SALT (CUP, 1992). He is also the editor of the Palgrave Euro-Asian Studies series.