Yuriko Koike | The new neutrality
In both Germany and South Korea, economic strength seems to have produced an illusion of policy independence
Throughout the Cold War, the Soviet Union used every imaginable threat and inducement—including the ultimate prize of reunification—to bring about a neutral Germany. But German leaders of both the left and the right, from Konrad Adenauer to Willy Brandt, spurned every Soviet offer. Will authoritarian mercantilism now succeed where communism failed?
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