The foreign policy of the GDR in Africa / Gareth M. Winrow
- Winrow, Gareth M.
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 1990.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xvii, 291 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Cambridge Russian, Soviet and post-Soviet studies ; 78
- In this 1990 book Gareth Winrow provides a comprehensive account in English of East German foreign policy towards Africa since the early 1950s. He challenges the view of the GDR's role in Africa as solely that of a proxy for the Soviet Union. Instead, as he convincingly argues, East German foreign policy in general, and in Africa in particular, should be understood as a strategy both for closer ties with the Soviet Union and for international recognition and legitimacy. The author explores the development of GDR relations with Africa and shows how they remain of particular significance as a means of discrediting the West German presence and supporting Soviet interests. The Foreign Policy of the GDR in Africa is based on an extensive use of official East German texts and statistics. It will be of interest to specialists and students of Soviet and East European studies, with special reference to the GDR, North-South relationships, superpower competition and the politics of development.
- 9780511559334 (ebook), 9780521380386 (hardback), and 9780521122597 (paperback)
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