Accession Number : ADA264916


Title :   The Impact of German Reunification on Changing U.S. National Security Interests in Central Europe


Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,


Corporate Author : GEORGETOWN UNIV WASHINGTON DC


Personal Author(s) : Majewski, Edward J , Jr


Full Text : https://apps.dtic.mil/dtic/tr/fulltext/u2/a264916.pdf


Report Date : 05 May 1992


Pagination or Media Count : 127


Abstract : U.S. relations with Central Europe are largely driven by our policies towards modern Germany. Those policies comprise the weighing of various objectives, issues and concerns, old and new, and prioritizing them so as to promote U.S. national interests in our relations with Germany. Revisions of existing U.S.-German positions are necessary, due to the recently completed and ongoing changes occurring in Central Europe and in the U.S., and in a vastly different international system. The United States should pursue objective which provide for immediate safety of our public, property and resources and promote U.S. economic vitality and prosperity. We should seek Central European stability, since we are inexorably tied to Europe, while supporting a greater German role in the region, the European order, and the Western world. we must maintain a watchful eye for historic German tendencies to destabilize Europe, enhanced in her reunified potential which could jeopardize our interests. Our policies should be consistent though malleable when necessary to enable us to select the options to attain our objectives. Relations with a reunified Germany are influenced by remnants of past U.S.-German conflicts, by uncertainties of present circumstances and by anticipation of how global system changes will affect the future. U.S. policy towards Germany must also recognize the ominous possibilities of certain characteristics of German society, aim to promote common interests, purposes and values, and take into account non-security concerns like the environment and human rights


Descriptors :   *FOREIGN POLICY , *STABILITY , *HISTORY , *GERMANY , *CENTRAL EUROPE , UNCERTAINTY , GLOBAL , UNITED STATES , CONFLICT , INTERNATIONAL RELATIONS , RESOURCES , NATIONAL SECURITY , ECONOMICS , SOCIETIES , SECURITY , THESES


Subject Categories : Government and Political Science
      Sociology and Law
      Humanities and History


Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE