TITLE

THE SEARCH FOR STABILITY

AUTHOR(S)
Kissinger, Henry A.
PUB. DATE
July 1959
SOURCE
Foreign Affairs;Jul1959, Vol. 37 Issue 4, p537
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
This article discusses the proposal by Western countries about German unification to European security. The proposal has been rejected. The Soviet Union has insisted that German reunification should be left to the two German states and that the conference should concentrate on the issues which the Soviet leaders have defined as "soluble." It is hoped that the Western performance in the months ahead will be more self-assured than that in the period just past. In an alliance, disagreements are unavoidable and different approaches may contribute to the vitality of a consensus finally achieved. Since in democracies policies are dependent on popular support, they are usually developed by a public debate which stresses conflicting approaches. Even bearing this in mind, we have reason for concern. Nothing is more important for the West than to become clear about the causes of the present instability and to develop real conviction about the measures which it proposes for overcoming it. These measures may or may not prove negotiable. But it would be perilous to confuse the elements of stability with the terms on which the Soviet Union may be willing to settle.
ACCESSION #
14719451

 

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