Germany's Foreign Policy of Reconciliation examines the Federal Republic's external relations with four former enemies-France, Israel (the Jewish people), Poland, and Czechoslovakia/the Czech Republic-as it achieved international rehabilitation after the Holocaust. The book develops the concept of international reconciliation while illustrating its manifestation in practice, blending and balancing moral imperatives with pragmatic interests. Germany emerges as a model for how the bitterest of former international enemies can reconcile.
The Narrowness and Breadth of Reconciliation in the International Arena -- Responsibility and Realism : The Contours of German Foreign Policy as Context for External Reconciliation -- Germany's Relations with France : From Enmity to Amity -- Germany's Relations with Israel : From Abyss to Miracle -- Germany's Relations with Poland : From Community of Disputes to Close Partnership -- Germany's Relations with the Czech Republic : From Community of Conflict to Predictable Friendship -- Comparison and Prescription -- Appendix -- Comparative Timeline of Germany's Reconciliation with France, Israel, Poland, and Czechoslovakia/Czech Republic, 1945-2009
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