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  • Chancellor Brandt's Ostpolitik is intended to try to replace the military confrontation in Central Europe with a working & living arrangement between the two Germanies and between West Germany and the other states of Eastern Europe.

    Defence in the Seventies

  • Germans on the left make the pitch for their version of détente, known as Ostpolitik; Americans on the right make it for Ronald Reagan.

    1989!

  • I do not like the label Ostpolitik, but how can one take back something that has almost become a byword and, like Gemütlichkeit, apparently untranslatable, and accepted in international terminology?

    Willy Brandt - Nobel Lecture

  • Despite consistent pressure from the United States, Brandt, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his "Ostpolitik" policy of reconciliation with socialist countries in Eastern Europe, accomplished a shocking deal that went against the current of the Cold War era.

    YaleGlobal Online

  • "Despite consistent pressure from the United States, Brandt, who received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1971 for his 'Ostpolitik' policy of reconciliation with socialist countries in Eastern Europe, accomplished a shocking deal that went against the current of the Cold War era," writes Yoo Chul-jong for JoongAng Daily.

    YaleGlobal Online

  • He compared the selection of Obama with the award in 1971 to the then West German Chancellor Willy Brandt for his "Ostpolitik" policy of reconciliation with communist eastern Europe.

    Free Internet Press

  • Before John Paul, the Vatican's dominant diplomatic strategy was Ostpolitik, which tipped toward constant engagement with the status quo.

    Popes, Atheists and Freedom

  • It also spent a great deal of political capital to engage East Germany, Eastern Europe, and the Soviet Union in a multi-tiered Ostpolitik.

    John Feffer: Revolution in Japan

  • And it helped accelerate U.S. détente with the Soviet Union as well West German rapprochement with Eastern Europe or "Ostpolitik."

    Leon T. Hadar: Getting the Vietnam Analogy Right in Afghanistan

  • Others point to the policy of Ostpolitik in the 1970s that sought closer relations to the Soviet Union, including the financing and construction of the first Russian-German gas pipeline against Washington's vehement objections.

    The New Ostpolitik

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