Accession Number:

ADA214751

Title:

Key Themes in Soviet Published Sources on the Federal Republic of Germany

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

INSTITUTE FOR DEFENSE ANALYSES ALEXANDRIA VA

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Report Date:

1989-09-01

Pagination or Media Count:

30.0

Abstract:

This paper examines Soviet assessments of the Federal Republic of Germanys FRG security policy during the Gorbachev period. In this context, the main issues discussed in the Soviet open-source literature are nuclear weapons West German defense cooperation with France the FRGs role in NATO Soviet-West German relations the German question and revanchism and arms control. Soviet assessments of the FRG have clearly become more positive in the past two years. In short, the Gorbachev leadership recognizes the fundamentally important role the FRG plays in the West and between East and West.

Subject Categories:

  • Government and Political Science

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE