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dc.contributor.authorHirsch, Philippen
dc.date.accessioned2021-09-01T00:35:58Z
dc.date.available2021-09-01T00:35:58Z
dc.date.issued2021-07-01en
dc.date.submitted2021-03-31en
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/327408
dc.description.abstractOver the past ten years, a large amount of research on Germany in the Middle East has been undertaken, with many studies focusing on the period of the World Wars or, later, German-Israeli relations. Less well studied, however, are relations between West Germany and the Arab states after 1945. The thesis addresses this gap by providing original research, based primarily on archival material, on West German foreign policy towards the Arab states during the Cold War. It shows how, during the 1970s, West Germany attempted to engage in a specific ‘Arab policy’, which ran along five dimensions: the dynamics of the Cold War, the Arab-Israeli conflict, the Palestinian question, oil politics, and common European foreign policy making. The findings shed new light on the role of the Arab states for German politics more generally, while also providing a number of new insights based on thus far unused archival material. The thesis shows how the Cold War was a key framework structuring the relevance of the Arab states for the Bonn government, linking with each other the geopolitics of Central Europe and the Middle East. Overall, the thesis adds to research on German foreign policy history, on the role of external powers in the Middle East as well as on diplomatic studies more generally.en
dc.description.sponsorshipPhD funding generously provided by German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) and German National Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung)en
dc.rightsAll rights reserveden
dc.subjectGerman historyen
dc.subjectMiddle Eastern politicsen
dc.subjectGerman foreign policyen
dc.subjectForeign Policy Analysisen
dc.subjectEnergy Securityen
dc.subjectTerrorism Studiesen
dc.subjectEuropean foreign policyen
dc.subjectGerman Middle Eastern policyen
dc.titleWest German foreign policy towards the Arab states, 1967-1979: history of a disappointmenten
dc.typeThesis
dc.type.qualificationlevelDoctoralen
dc.type.qualificationnameDoctor of Philosophy (PhD)en
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Cambridgeen
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.74862
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2021-07-01en
rioxxterms.typeThesisen
dc.publisher.collegeSidney Sussex
dc.type.qualificationtitlePhD in Politics and International Studiesen
cam.supervisorSimms, Brendan
cam.supervisorZarakol, Ayşe


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